Fans nominate Team NZ for national awards
Fans of Team New Zealand, looking to show support for the squad in its time of desolation, have rushed to nominate the team and skipper Dean Barker for the New Zealander of the Year awards.
Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year awards manager Glyn Taylor said that since the last America's Cup race yesterday, 30 per cent of the nominations for the award had been for Barker and the team.
That was a big jump from the number of nominations for the team before that race, Taylor said.
"What we are seeing is an outpouring of support and national pride in what has been achieved."
Nominations for the awards close on Monday, with winners in most categories announced in February.
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