19 year old Abby Sturgin from Auckland was crowned Miss Earth New Zealand 2017 during a gala held at the Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre on 27 May 2017. The elemental title winners comprised of Miss Air New Zealand 2017 – Zoom Fitton, Miss Water New Zealand 2017 – Nicole Gomes & Miss Fire New Zealand 2017 – Ayu Candradewi
Currently a second year student at AUT studying a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and Management. the new Miss Earth New Zealnd njoys being outdoors playing sport or exercising, and performing. She also loves to spend time with family and friends. Learning about what she can do to preserve our environment for mother nature.
As Miss Earth New Zealand, Abby plan to use this platform to build awareness within her community about the environmental issues we are experiencing. Starting with the toxic waste that is polluting some of our rivers, and ultimately finding alternatives to minimise our carbon footprint. On an international level Abby would like to share with the world Aotearoa’s green landscape and beautiful black sand by the west coast beaches, and just how important it is to do our part in sustaining the natural environment.