About the STAR Awards 2021

Transpower's STAR Awards show our thanks and give recognition to the people who build, operate and maintain the National Grid – the people who are keeping the lights on for everyone in New Zealand.

The STAR Awards – which stands for ‘Safety Thanks and Recognition’ – are held every two years and champion best practice in our field.

Sixty-six nominations were received for Transpower's STAR Awards 2021. An independent panel of judges shortlisted these to 17 finalists across six award categories, ahead of the STAR Awards Ceremony on Thursday 15 April. This was their time to shine!

We appreciated everyone who took the time to nominate an individual, team or initiative – by doing this they help lift best practice in the health, safety and wellbeing of everyone in our sector. 

Read the special STAR Awards 2021 issue of Gridlines, in which you can see some great photos of this inspiring night. There's also an interview with STAR Supreme Award winner Matt Iorangi from Northpower (Ngāti Maniapoto and Raukawa ki Te Kaokaoroa o Pātetere).