To be eligible for this award, the nominee must have, through their achievements, made an outstanding contribution to the wellbeing of Aotearoa, particularly across the last 12-months.
Nominators should consider talking about the following areas in their nomination:
- THE NOMINEE: Describe the person you are nominating and what they’ve done to inspire you to nominate them as 2023 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Te Pou Whakarae o Aotearoa.
- PURPOSE: Who benefits from the work, contribution, or influence of this person - and how?
- LEADERSHIP: How does this person set a positive example for other fellow New Zealanders and showing them the potential for change.
- COMMITMENT: Describe the commitment of time, risks, and challenges overcome to create an impact to this point (this may still be ongoing). What have they done that has gone above and beyond to show leadership, create change, and give back?
- THOUGHT LEADERSHIP & INNOVATIVE THINKING: How thoughtful, creative, and unique is this person’s approach to their challenge, opportunity, or situation?
- PROVEN IMPACT: How has this person clearly demonstrated a positive impact in their area of influence? How is has this been measured?
- LONG-TERM IMPACT: If known, how does this person plan to grow and/or adapt their work, contribution, or influence in the future? How would winning this award impact this person and the work that they are doing?
Conditions of Entry