Here they are, the nominees for the Spirit of the Wakatipu, Mountain Scene People’s Choice Award.

To vote, email with the name of your pick in the subject line.

On August 29, we’ll whittle the nominees down to the top five.

The award will be presented to the winner at a gala evening on September 14.




AJ Hackett
Alison Price
Andrew ‘Jock’ Jolly
Andrew Bary
Ann Lockhart
Archie Ritchie
Arrowtown Autumn Festival
Arrowtown Volunteer Fire Brigade
BabyBox Queenstown Lakes
Barbara Simpson
Ben and Rebecca Teele
Branches Charitable Trust
Brendan Quill
Bruce Grant Youth Trust
Buddy Programme
Caroline Hutchins & Henry van Asch
Chris and Jamie Seymour
Citizens Advice Bureau
Cory Ratahi
Creative Queenstown
Damien O’Connell
Daniel Gibbons
Deaneo Gray
Debbie Swain-Rewi
Dr Kathryn Smith
Esther Whitehead
Fabiola Correa
Fay Robertson
Hamish Edh Tom Tom
Happiness House
Helen Stevens
Inner Wheel Club of Queenstown
Jackie Kukutai
Jigsaw Central Lakes
Jim Shaw
Jodie Burton
John Lapsley Arrowtown Creative Arts Society
John MacDonald
Judy Stewart
Justin Eden
Karen Neill
Kay O’Connell
Kevin Sharpe
Luke Baldock – LUMA
Malika Rose
Margaret O’Hanlon
Mark Hamilton
Martin King
Meals on Wheels
Nanette Benington
Neville Britton
Paul and Debbie Brainerd
Paul Winders
Predator Free Arrowtown – Ben Teele
Queenstown Art Society @ Art Centre
Queenstown Harvest Community Gardens
Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust
Queenstown Lions Club
Queenstown Mountain Bike Club
Queenstown Play Centre
Queenstown Rotary
Queenstown Scout Group
Queenstown Trails Trust
Queenstown Urban Village
Queenstown Volunteer Fire Brigade
Richie Hadlow
Roost Mortgage Brokers
Rotary Club of Queenstown
Russell Mawhinney
Showbiz Queenstown Inc
Simon Hayes
Simon Spark
Sofia Taquet
Soho Properties
Sonya Porteous (prevously Poplawski)
Steve Hall
Steve Norton
Sustainable Queenstown
Tam Schurmann
Terry O’Connell
The Rees hotel
Tom Pryde
U3A Wakatipu
Verona Cournane
Wakatipu High School Foundation
Wakatipu Junior Golf Club Charitable Trust
Wakatipu Pottery Group
Wakatipu Search and Rescue
Wakatipu Senior Citizens Association
Wakatipu Wilding Conifer Control Group Inc (WCG)
Wakatipu Youth Trust
Wakitipu Wildlife Trust
Winter Pride Festival