This weeks Ladder is awarded to Martin Coffey, an 86 year resident of St Albans, Christchurch New Zealand, for offering to put millions of dollars of his own money into helping re-build his local community pool
Prime Minster John Key is coming in on a deep and protracted problem that Sir Paul Reeves has been working on over a long period… Fiji had had three coups in almost 20 years when Commodore Frank Bainimarama led a fourth in 2006.
John Gallagher who nominated this award says, “I am very pleased to see New Zealand expertise being developed that can recognize and assess how New Zealand business is doing in the world economy, especially the Chinese one.”
Ladder Award winner Bernard Hickey - for seeing a larger picture, one that encompasses animal well-being, environmental sustainability, and the economy. Importantly, he is also encouraging the government to pause for a “stock take,” and to clarify what is in whose real interest.