Award recipients and alumni


Life members

TEU life membership is awarded to a small number of individuals who have provided relatively continuous service to the union at both the branch and national levels which has been continuous and of a high level.

TEU life membership is awarded to a small number of individuals who have provided relatively continuous service to the union at both the branch and national levels which has been continuous and of a high level.

Since TEU was formed in 2009 the following people have been awarded life membership:

Before 2009, AUS and ASTE, the two unions that formed TEU conferred life membership on the following people:

Graham Allport, Patricia Ansell, Wendy Armstrong, John Batstone, Mary Ann Baxter, Barbara Benson, Dov Bing, Sue Bretherton, Mereiwa Broughton, Ruth Butterworth, Michael Camden, Alistair Campbell, Margaret Clarke, Graham Collins, Frank Cotton, Kāterina Daniels, Ray Dickinson, Jack Gavigan, Gerald Gehrke, Janinka Greenwood, Colin Gunn, Jenny Hart, John Hercus, George Hill, Robin Holdsworth, Joce Jesson, Marilyn Joyce, Philip Ker, Stewart King, Sydney Kingi, Garry Leathem, Ekara Lewis, Sue MacDonald, Ken Mackenzie, Takuwai Makiri-Mason, Robert Malone, Robert McConnell, Derek McCormack, Colleen McMurchy-Pilkington, Teariki Mei, Marion Norton, Penny Orme, John Osborne, Jill Ovens, Hineara Parata, Judith Pattison, Barry Rait, Neville Rosborough, Bill Rosenberg, John Russell, Donald Sorensen, Lorna Stachurski-Reid, Michael Stronach, Kahu Tapiata, Heather Thompson, Patricia Thompson, Rewi Thompson, Rupert Tipples, Kukupa Tirikatene, John Upritchard, Te Huirangi Waikerepuru, Lloyd Woods

Awards of Excellence

TEU Awards of Excellence are made to individuals and/or groups who have made an outstanding contribution. The union has also given awards of excellence to the following people:

  • Margaret Taurere, University of Auckland, student learning and participation, 2012
  • Sheeanda Field, Massey University, professional integrity, 2012
  • Ryan Reynolds, University of Canterbury, professional integrity, 2012
  • Martin Thrupp, University of Waikato, academic freedom, 2012
  • Allan Nutman,  Neil Ward and Deb Chesterfield, Massey University,  supporting teaching and research, 2012
  • Mike Joy, Massey University, academic freedom, 2013
  • Tracey Coulthard, CPIT, student learning and participation, 2013
  • Jack Heinemann, University of Canterbury, academic freedom, 2014
  • Marg Gilling, Massey University, teaching and learning, 2014
  • Jane Kelsey, University of Auckland, academic freedom, 2015
  • Te Huirangi Waikerepuru, WITT, professional integrity, 2015

Meritorious Service Awards

Meritorious service constitutes having taken an active role for significant periods of time at the branch level and/or having supported other staff/members through involvement in TEU activities at the branch level. The following people have received awards for meritorious service to the union:

  • David Weatherburn, Victoria University of Wellington, 2011
  • Fay Cobden Grange, MIT, 2011
  • George Hill, Lincoln University, 2011
  • Gordon Halsey, Open Polytechnic, 2011
  • Kevin Duggan, Victoria University of Wellington, 2012
  • John Connor, MIT, 2012
  • Charlie Catt, CPIT, 2013
  • Andrea Haines, University of Waikato, 2013
  • Annie Barker, University of Waikato, 2013
  • Tim O’Sullivan, University of Canterbury, 2013
  • Colleen De Vore, UCOL, 2013
  • Geoff Slack, AUT, 2013
  • Gordon Grimsey, AUT, 2013
  • Stephen Blumenfeld, Victoria University of Wellington, 2013
  • Brian Farley, AUT, 2014
  • Christine Alexander, Massey University, 2014
  • Jennifer Middendorf, University of Canterbury, 2014
  • Megan Clayton, University of Canterbury, 2014
  • Kay Laracy, Whitireia, 2014
  • Mahony May CPIT, 2014
  • Sarah Hardman, Unitec, 2014
  • Bill Rogers, NorthTec, 2015
  • Susan Watene, Unitec, 2015