New Zealander

of the Year Awards

The New Zealander of the Year Awards celebrate those people who use their passion for New Zealand to make our country a better place. These awards are your opportunity to honour extraordinary Kiwis whose selflessness, creativity, and vision make us proud to call New Zealand home.

Te Pou Tūroa o Aotearoa New Zealand Legacy Award is a prestigious new Award. It has been introduced into the Awards Programme in 2024, to recognise individuals who have showcased a lifetime of remarkable contribution to Aotearoa. Through their dedicated mahi, they have significantly contributed to shaping a better future, driven by their unwavering determination and passion. Their efforts have not only left a mark on our nation, but have also played a pivotal role in defining New Zealand’s national identity.