NZSA announces Covid-19 Guardian Award winner – congratulations to the Guardforce Security Pakuranga Plaza Security Team!

Congratulations to our Covid-19 Guardian Award winner:


– LUTELO HAUSIA, Site Security Manager

















Allan Wharerau, General Manager of Guardforce Security says “This team have proved to everyone visiting the Plaza that they are rock stars!”

An essential retail worker at the Pakuranga Plaza highly commended the team:

“They are caring and friendly and easy to communicate with, always wanting to know if we were okay. We value what they do and how much they care about the people that have worked through this difficult time, as well as putting their lives at risk for all of us.”

Property Manager Jaki Dwight in an email to Guardforce Security when she forwarded multiple recommendations said “It is rare that anyone provides good feedback in any normal situation so getting this kind of feedback in the midst of such a difficult time for the world is truly amazing”.

The NZSA introduced the Covid-19 Guardian Award as a way in which the wider community can recognise and say thanks to security personnel for their efforts.

Nominations for the Covid-19 Guardian Award can be submitted via the NZSA website. The nomination process is easy to complete online and will only take a few minutes.

We need you to help us with this initiative, not only with submitting nominations but more importantly, in helping us to communicate the award to the wider community. We have provided a template communication you can use to forward to your customers, suppliers and staff, to post on your social media pages or local community pages, and ask that you share the NZSA’s Facebook and LinkedIn posts with your contacts.

We want to take the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the efforts of our workers and in particular, those who have gone above and beyond all expectations. Be it acting with kindness, stepping in to keep people safe, helping the community or even just giving a big warm smile, their efforts have been appreciated.

This is a great chance for us as an industry to promote the outstanding work that our people perform each and every day, so we would really welcome your support in helping us get the message out there.

Stay safe and keep well.

From the NZSA team.