Entry in the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards Ngā Tohu Pou Kōhure o Aotearoa is free.
Nominees and nominators must be over the age of 15 at the close of nominations 31 August 2021.
Nominees must be either a New Zealand citizen or have held a Permanent Residents Visa for a minimum period of five years at the time of the nomination.
Nominees must have lived in New Zealand for at least two years prior to nomination. However, people currently residing outside temporarily due to work or study commitments are still eligible to enter.
Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards Ngā Tohu Pou Kōhure o Aotearoa cannot be granted posthumously.
Judges will consider nominees' achievements and contributions over the calendar year, as well as their achievements and contributions over a longer period.
Nominations are open from Monday 19 July 2021 till midnight Tuesday 31 August 2021 and may only be made using the official nomination form submitted online via www.nzawards.org.nz.
All current national and local government politicians may be considered for Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards Ngā Tohu Pou Kōhure o Aotearoa, only on the basis of work completed outside of their role or duties as a public servant.
Nominations for community groups, couples, committees' etc. will only be accepted in Community of the Year and the Local Hero category. The nomination of community groups, couples, committees, etc. in the Local Hero will need to be approved by the Awards office on a case by case basis.
Unsuccessful nominees may re-nominate in subsequent years. Successful category winners can only win each category once.
An individual may be nominated in more than one category if appropriate.
The awards office reserves the right to enter nominations in additional award categories as deemed appropriate. Every effort will be made to inform nominators and nominees of this.
It is permissible to contact the awards office for guidance and support during the compilation of a nomination.
Unless previously arranged, all nomination information and material submitted remain the property of the awards office and will not be returned.
Nominees will be encouraged to make themselves available without cost for publicity purposes as required prior to and after the Awards Dinner.
Nominators understand that they and the nominee(s) may be contacted by the awards office for further information and/or for publicity purposes.
Those selected as finalists should be available to attend the Awards Dinner in Auckland; on 31 March 2022 (Inability to attend does not disqualify entry).
There is no limit to the number of times that an individual can be nominated, but the number of nominations will not weigh on the judge's decision.
The Judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.