"Kristine's advocacy has fundamentally changed the lives of more than 50,000 women in the aged-care sector forever. She's proof that we can all make a difference when we stand up for what we believe is right and fair."
"Kristine embodies everything a NEXT Woman of the Year should be. Her persistence has helped thousands of workers receive the pay rise they deserve, and this could have a flow-on effect for numerous other industries for years to come."
"Kiwi women have a proud history of making change, and this year was no exception. Kristine shouldered the responsibility of taking on the very important fight for pay equality, and in doing so improved the lives of so many deserving women."
"Kristine has not only won a victory for working women, but her brave battle has also highlighted the value we should place on the important work of caring for society's most vulnerable."