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July 18, 2010

Ladder Award: to Massey University for its international epidemic-prevention programs

A Ladder Award to Massey University’s Professor Emeritus Roger Morris and Vice Chancellor Steve Maharey for an imaginative and timely international outreach program.
May 6, 2010

Ladder Award: writer Colm Tóibín for helping us empathise with the experience of immigrants

A Ladder is awarded to Irish writer Colm Tóibín for a story which helps us empathise with the experience of immigrants.
February 6, 2010

Ladder Award: Martin Coffey for offering to help pay to re-build local pool

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
December 28, 2009

Ladder Award: Prime Minister John Key & Envoy to Fiji Sir Paul Reeves

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.
December 21, 2009

Copenhagen Ladder Awards: Prince Charles, Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Key

"History tells us that movements begin with people, not governments, and when they become powerful enough, governments respond." Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California
November 22, 2009

Ladder Award: Dmitry Orlov – lessons of the Soviet economic collapse

Winner of Ladder Award: Dmitry Orlov - for drawing attention to lessons from Soviet economic collapse. We so often hear about disasters and crises, but not much about what gets people through them.
October 18, 2009

Ladder Award: University Finance Students who predicted Chinese investment

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.”
October 13, 2009

Ladder Award: Bernard Hickey re dairying – just what is in whose best interest?

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.
April 15, 2009

Ladder Award: Bob Dylan: once again, a poetic seer of contemporary politics

Once again, “The Times, They Are A Changin’ ” – or are they? This week a Ladder is awarded to folk icon Bob Dylan for his poetic insight into a perpetual challenge in politics.
April 2, 2009

Ladder Award: “The Press” BusinessDay section & Rocket Languages

Recognition of small- to medium-sized local and South Island [New Zealand] businesses making their mark in the domestic and international markets -
March 31, 2009

Ladder Award: Steve Wratten for noting presence of many unnoticed local inhabitants

His explanation of the need for biodiversity is interesting and easy to understand.
March 20, 2009

Ladder Award: Adam Hutchinson for easy-to-use system for texting feedback

All concerned are better off if there are effective feedback loops and giving and receiving feedback is made easy.