Wellington Waterfront Manager Shane Binnie believes Fraser has had a key part in making the waterfront such an enjoyable place to be.
“Fraser demonstrates highly admirable values of integrity, service and respect. He's incredibly community focused and through the Harbourside Market he has built a well-known Wellington institution. The market is consistently named as a top tourist destination by international blogs and news articles. This has not happened by mistake and is a testament to Fraser’s hard work and dedication to the waterfront and the city."
Shane says the economic benefits and cultural impact of the market is significant to the Wellington community.
"Over 15,000 people visit the market every Sunday with money going straight into the hands of local market gardeners, stallholders and food truck businesses. It also provides a convenient service to Wellingtonians who have now made a visit to the market a regular part of their weekend routine.”
While he is humble about his achievements, Fraser is honoured to have won this award and attributes it to the market.
“I do feel proud of it – I have the coolest office in Wellington. But, I’m more proud of the market and for what it has become – a place that’s important to the community.”
Find out more about the Harbourside Market through the Facebook page, or our Behind the Stalls series.