Be in the room!

2024 Awards Gala

It’s time to celebrate the best of Aotearoa. Join us for our annual Awards Gala and be in the room as we announce your Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards Ngā Tohu Pou Kōhure o Aotearoa winners.


Limited tables of 10 now on sale – rally your friends and whānau together for the best night of the year.

Individual tickets may be released at a later date, venue capacity permitting. If you are interested in purchasing individual tickets, please reach out to the Awards Office

Each guest will be treated to

  • An epic evening of celebration, impact and exceptional hospitality hosted by our new venue partner: Viaduct Events Centre
  • A bespoke 3-course menu by Peter Gordon and Collective
  • An open bar with New Zealand’s finest wines, beers and curated cocktails by East Imperial, Roots Gin and Quick Brown Fox
  • Access to the onsite Night Cap Lounge following the Awards ceremony, with drops by Thomson Whisky and Quick Brown Fox
  • The return of our much-loved hosts, TVNZ’s Toni Street and Scotty Morrison and Awards Te Koruru Patron Miriama Kamo
  • The chance to rub shoulders with the best of the best Aotearoa have to offer, individuals who have contributed to the improvement of our country over the past 12 months

How the night will roll?

6:00pm – Doors open to Viaduct Events  Centre, canapés, bubbles and cocktails in the foyer

6.30pm – Welcome from Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and seating begins

7.00pm – Guests seated and Awards ceremony begins

10.30pm – Awards ceremony concludes all guests welcomed into the onsite Night Cap Lounge

11.30pm – Event ends


Dress code – Whether it’s your finest black tie or cultural attire, wear what feels right for you.

Accessibility – Accessibility is a priority for our guests, we will have a sign language interpreter presenting for the duration for the Awards ceremony.
We invite you to get in touch if you need any access assistance

Additional Information – Please note that there may be use of strobe lighting before, during and after the Awards ceremony.

Awards Sponsors

Event Partners


Key Dates

25 July

Nominations Open

31 August


16 November

Local Heroes Announced

13 December


21 February 2024


27 March 2024

Awards Gala