Last Thursday our team attended the New Zealand Association for Training and Development (NZATD) Awards – an event that recognises and celebrates excellence within Aotearoa New Zealand’s learning and development community. We are excited to share the Āpōpō Digital Badge programme has been recognised as the Best Online Learning Programme in the 2023 NZATD Awards.

Thank you to NZATD for a great night, and a massive congratulations to all the winners on the evening. This is our second win at these awards, with Mike Curry, our Product Manager and Learning & Development expert responsible for the award-winning Digital Badge programme, also receiving the Learning and Development Strategist of the year award in 2022.

Here are some photos from the Awards night:

The Āpōpō team

The NZATD Awards Gala

Our two Āpōpō awards (2022 and 2023) together!


Thanks to all of our wonderful subject matter experts who contributed to the Āpōpō Digital Badges, including but not limited to: Vaughn Crowther, Steven Browning, Karl Nesbitt, Monique Fouwler, Jae Barrett, Tony Parish, Nicola Chisnall, Peter Higgs, Jodie O’Doherty, Alex Cartwright, Glen McIntosh, Glen Syred, Gary Porteous, Priyani de Silva-Currie, Damien Douglas, Lesley Smith, Chris Olsen, David Jeffrey, David Fraser, Dr. Theuns Henning, George Arthur Bowman, Debra Bradley.

Our awards entry is summarised in this video: (note the entry was prior to our rebrand to Āpōpō)