Attitude ACC Supreme Award Winner Martine Abel-Williamson

Attitude Awards - nominations are open

24 June 2019
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We're super proud to once again be the Principal Sponsor of the Attitude Awards.


It’s that time of year again – nominations are open for the Attitude Awards.

A big part of what we do is helping people live their best lives after an injury has caused disability. So, we’re very excited to be part of these fantastic awards.

About the awards

The Attitude Awards celebrate achievements in the disability community. It’s the only event of its kind, and promotes a more inclusive New Zealand.

Last year’s Attitude ACC Supreme Award winner was Martine Abel-Williamson. She also won the Making A Difference Award.

Originally from Namibia, Abel-Williamson, 47, is blind and has been an advocate, lecturer and policy advisor for New Zealand's disability sector for more than 20 years.

She wrote New Zealand's world leading policy on the safe design of shared spaces where pedestrians and cars share the road.

Her many other roles include being treasurer of the World Blind Union, chair of the Auckland Disability Law Centre, vice-president of Blind Citizens New Zealand and lead of the Asia Pacific Regional UN Advocacy Network, and she is also on panels for several government agencies.

Find out more about her in her finalist profile from last year's Attitude Awards.

Martine Abel-Williamson – YouTube

If you know a high achiever who’s taking on the world and changing perceptions of disability – get them nominated!

Awards ceremony

Attitude will announce award winners at a black-tie ceremony at Auckland’s Sky City later in the year. They'll also show the event in an hour-long special episode of Attitude on TVNZ 1.

Nominating someone

For category information and to nominate someone, visit the Attitude Awards website.

Attitude Awards - website

Closing date for nominations

Nominations close on Monday 22 July.