New Zealander of the Year Awards

The New Zealander of the Year Awards, currently known as the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards, celebrate the achievements of New Zealanders, and were founded in 2010 by Australian Jeffrey John Hopp. Nominations are accepted from the general public and a judging panel selects finalists in each category. The awards are presented in Auckland in March each year.[1][2][3]

CategoriesEdit

Categories in the awards include:

  • The Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Award Te Pou Whakarae o Aotearoa
  • The University of Canterbury Young New Zealander of the Year Award Te Mātātahi o te Tau(nominees must be aged between 15 and 30 years of age)[4]
  • The Ryman Healthcare Senior New Zealander of the Year Award Te Mātāpuputu o te Tau (nominees must be aged over 70 years of age)[4]
  • The Trade Me New Zealand Innovator of the Year Award Te Pou Whakairo o te Tau(introduced in 2014)
  • Department of Conservation and Ministry for the Environment New Zealand Environmental Hero of the Year Te Toa Taiao o te Tau (Open to individuals or groups) (introduced in 2022)
  • The Mitre 10 New Zealand Community of the Year Award Ngā Pou Whirinaki o te Tau
  • The Kiwibank New Zealand Local Hero of the Year AwardTe Pou Toko o te Tau

Nominations and selectionEdit

Any member of the public can nominate an individual (aged 15 years or older), organisation or group for an award. A judging panel of one executive judge and two or three additional judges creates a list of semi-finalists, followed by a shortlist of three finalists for each award. The finalists are invited to the New Zealander of the Year Awards Gala in Auckland and the winners are announced on the night.[5] Local Hero Medal recipients are awarded throughout December each year.[5]

All nominees receive a certificate of achievement, and each of the six category award winners receive a trophy and a prize of NZ$5,000.[5]

In 2020 the executive judges were:

  • Tess Casey, CEO, Neighbourhood Support NZ
  • Bill Dwyer, Commercial and Corporate Lawyer
  • Jamie Fitzgerald, CEO, Inspiring Performance
  • Marisa Fong, Trustee, Simplicity NZ; Director, Masimaya Consulting, Founder/Director, Arné Skincare
  • Abby Foote, Professional Director
  • Steve Jurkovich, CEO, Kiwibank
  • Miriama Kamo, Te Koruru, Patron
  • Bill Moran, Professional Director, Chair, Sport New Zealand
  • Mere Pohatu, Regional Director, Ministry of Maori Development
  • Caren Rangi, ONZM, Deputy Chair of Creative New Zealand
  • Lou Sanson, Director-General of the Department of Conservation

RecipientsEdit

Year New Zealander
of the Year
Young New Zealander
of the Year
Senior New Zealander
of the Year
Innovator
of the Year
Community
of the Year
Local Hero Environmental Hero
of the Year
2010 Ray Avery[6] Divya Dhar[6] Eion Edgar[6] No award Victory Village, Nelson[6] Sam Chapman[6] No award
2011 Paul Callaghan[7] Jamie Fenton[7] Alison Neill[7] Gibbston Community Association[7] Billy Graham[7]
2012 Richard Taylor[8] Sam Johnson[8] Malcolm Cameron[8] Paeroa[8] Henare O'Keefe[8]
2013 Anne Salmond Sam Judd[9] Ian Grant[10] Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ[11] Jim Morunga[12]
2014 Lance O'Sullivan Parris Goebel Frances Denz Sean Simpson Victim Support Cecilia Sullivan-Grant
2015 Stephen Tindall[13] Guy Ryan[14] Donald Sew Hoy[15] Peter Beck[16] Paihia[17] Billie Jordan[18]
2016 Richie McCaw[19] Lydia Ko[19] John Russell[19] Hyvan Anaesthesia Ltd[20] Community Fruit Harvesting[21] Selwyn Cook[19]
2017 Taika Waititi[22] Rez Gardi[22] Sue Paterson[22] Ed Gane[22] Randwick Park Hayden Smith[22]
2018 Kristine Bartlett[23] David Cameron[24] Kim Workman[25] Team New Zealand Design Team[26] Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust[27] Ricky Houghton[28]
2019 Mike King[29] Kendall Flutey[30] Bill Glass[31] Ian Taylor[32] Pillars[33] Pera Barrett[34]
2020 Jennifer Ward-Lealand[29] Georgia Hale[30] Margaret Sparrow[31] Bill Buckley[32] Good Bitches Baking[33] Nick Loosley[34]
2021 Siouxsie Wiles[35] Jazz Thornton Doug Wilson Ranjna Patel Christchurch Mosque Victims Group Shannon Te Huia
2022 Tipene O'Regan[36] Ezra Hirawani Rereata Makiha Mark Sagar Matakaoa David Letele Charmaine Bailie

GalleryEdit

New Zealanders of the YearEdit

Young New Zealanders of the YearEdit

Senior New Zealanders of the YearEdit

Innovators of the YearEdit

Local HeroesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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