After a couple of COVID-related delays, the much-anticipated interviews for the 2022 Australian and New Zealand Award winners will take place next month. Kiwis will be the first cab off the rank, with interviews taking place on Wednesday 2 February in Martinborough, South Wairarapa. Aussie finalists will be interviewed a week later on Wednesday 10 February in Orange, NSW.
The NZ winner will be announced on Thursday 3 February, and the Australian winner on Thursday 10 February 2022.
We wish our eight finalists - Adam Thompson, 35, Katie Vickers, 28, Olivia Weatherburn, 33, and Rhys Roberts, 34, from New Zealand, and Charlie Perry, 35, Kate McBride, 23, Gavin Rodman, 28, and Jeremy Cummins, 34, from Australia – the very best of luck.