Prime Minister’s Surprise Appearance at the Most Star-Studded Disability Ball of the Year

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the Geneva Ball

Hon Jenny Salesa (Associate Minister of Health and Minister of Ethnic Communities)

Hon Jenny Salesa (Associate Minister of Health and Minister of Ethnic Communities)

The festivities continued with special guests from Newstalk ZB, Niva Retimanu and Kerre McIvor 

Thank you so much for inviting us to your special party. One of the best things about coming out tonight is that everyone puts their best face on, their best dress on, and their best attitude on, because we are here to party!

From left to right: Nicky Stevenson (Geneva Group Quality, Risk & Residential Manager), Veronica Manion, (Geneva Healthcare Chief Executive), A Geneva Client, Niva Retimanu (Newstalk ZB), Kerre McIvor (Newstalk ZB)

Hon Carmel Sepuloni, Minister for Social Development and Disability Issues, sent an inspiring video in her absence to Geneva Clients 

I hope you take this great opportunity to celebrate each other, your achievements and your community. Dance the night away, be proud of the challenges you have overcome and most of all, enjoy your night!

Nicky Stevenson, Geneva Group Quality, Risk & Residential Manager, presented the winners of Ball King and Ball Queen, and Best Dressed Support Worker.

Josephine Gagan, New Zealand Health Group Chief Executive, and Hon Jenny Salesa took to the stage to present the Geneva Pillar Industry Award in recognition of organisations who have gone above and beyond to remove barriers to services, and allowing for inclusion. The Cookie Project took out this year’s award, with other nominees Will&Able and Recreate NZ. 

The dance floor was packed for hours; there was a lot of fun, laughter, and good times at this year’s Geneva Ball. Everyone left with smiles beaming on their faces and warm hearts as they look forward to next year’s event.

Everyone having a Ball

The annual Ball is a fantastic partnership between Geneva and other organisations who have come together to make the event possible. Thank you to Pullman Hotels & ResortsCerebral Palsy Society of New ZealandCactuslabSecurecomBuddle Findlay, and Vodafone New Zealand for helping make this event happen.

Logos of the partners for Geneva Healthcare's annual Disability Ball.

About Geneva Healthcare

Geneva Healthcare is New Zealand’s trusted experts in aged care, illness, injury and disability support. Since 1996, they’ve been supporting New Zealanders to live their best life and thrive by keeping well, living independently and staying connected with their community. They are also the industry’s specialists in Temporary Staffing and Permanent Recruitment services that support healthcare facilities nationwide and overseas with reliable and quality staffing solutions. With a highly trained, multicultural workforce and offices nationwide, they are a leading force in the industry known for creativity and technology driven innovative solutions that enable them to be more responsive in the delivery of high quality healthcare and recruitment services.