Paul Stanley Ward
2018 Wellingtonian of the Year finalist, Ward founded Capital Kiwi, the mission to return kiwi to the whenua in Wellington. Returning from an OE that took in an Oxford University masters and working for Discovery Channel, he couldn’t believe Wellington was now home to kākā and tīeke. Like many others he was inspired to help out. He co-founded Polhill Protectors (Supreme Award-winner, 2017 Wellington Airport Wellington Community Awards), out of which Capital Kiwi was born. As well as writing on nature, Ward is a screenwriter: short films he’s written have screened at Venice and Cannes film festivals.