Imam Nizam ul Haque Thanvi was presented with the 2019 Wellington Award by the Mayor of Wellington, Mr Justin Lester last month in recognition of his positive leadership for the community.

Four Muslims were recognised out of a total of 12 New Zealanders for being absolutely positively Wellingtonians.

Earlier in March Imam Nizam Thanvi at a landmark occasion recited Quran in the New Zealand National Parliament in his most melodious voice on Friday 22 March exactly one week after the Christchurch mosque attacks.

The Muslim community showed strong level headed leadership in the wake of the tragic Christchurch attacks displaying perseverance, understanding and unity.

Imam Nizam Thanvi has been serving the NSW’s Central Coast community for a long time and recently moved to New Zealand attached to a mosque as an Imam.