Rangatahi Vision

Aotearoa, meet your 2024 Finalists for the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards Ngā Tohu Pou Kōhure o Aotearoa. These 21 extraordinary people have made significant impact in the last 12 months, and seven of them will be your 2024 New Zealanders of the Year...

Get to know their inspiring stories, and be in the room for our Awards Gala in March when we reveal your 2024 Winners.

2024

finalists

2023

winners

Professor Rangi Mātāmua

Kiwibank

New Zealander of the Year

Te Pou Whakarae o Aotearoa

Kindness Collective

Mitre 10

New Zealand Community of the Year

Ngā Pou Whirinaki o te Tau

Camden Howitt

Ministry for the Environment

New Zealand Environmental Hero of the Year

Te Toa Taiao o te Tau

Emily Blythe

Spark

New Zealand Innovator of the Year

Te Pou Whakairo o te Tau

Sir Mark Dunajtschik

Ryman Healthcare

Senior New Zealander of the Year

Te Mātāpuputu o te Tau

Shaneel Lal

University of Canterbury

Young New Zealander of the Year

Te Mātātahi o te Tau

Dr Ellen Joan Nelson (nee Ford)

Kiwibank

New Zealand Local Hero of the Year

Te Pou Toko o te Tau

2023/24

Key Dates

25 July

Nominations Open

31 August

Nominations
Closed

16 November

Local Heroes Announced

13 December

Semi-Finalists
Announced

21 February 2024

Finalists
Announced

27 March 2024

Awards Gala

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