This morning’s NZ Herald is looking back at their chosen New Zealanders of the Year. In 2000 their readers chose Lucy as the Woman of the Year. Lucy was chosen for her work as a Child abuse campaigner (via her work with Starship)
See below for the scan from today’s paper.

In 2000 we opened the award to a public vote. Olympic rowing gold medallist Rob Waddell and actor and child-abuse campaigner Lucy Lawless were elected man and woman of the year.

In acknowledging them, our editorial said their selections told us a great deal about New Zealanders at the dawn of the 21st century.

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