Uni award to Tamahere man

Tamahere resident John Erkkila will receive a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Waikato this week.

Erkkila, co-founder of New Zealand Home Loans, was one of the key drivers behind the new Waikato Hospice in Hillcrest, chairing the fundraising campaign which brought in $8 million, and is chairman of the Hospice Waikato Foundation.

He will receive his Distinguished Alumni Award on Friday, August 19 at the University of Waikato’s Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts.

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