2 Mar 2021
If there was ever a time to celebrate what connects New Zealanders – our people – it's now. Aotearoa, it's time to introduce you to your 2021 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards – Ngā Tohu Pou Kōhure o Aotearoa finalists!
We hope you'll join us in raising the roof for these eighteen legendary New Zealanders. Together, they've made it from our original long list – featuring thousands of nominations – to the final three in each of their respective categories. If we do say so ourselves, that's a feat worth celebrating.
So, without further ado, meet your 2021 finalists.
1 Mar 2021
The Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Award – Te Pou Whakarae o Aotearoa honours the achievements and contributions of an inspirational Kiwi who has made a big, positive contribution to our country this year. Their pursuit of excellence can be in any area; science, business, the arts, cultural or community involvement, te Ao Māori, sport, education, and health. Their achievements have positive effects on how we feel about our nation and ourselves.
Meet our 3 finalists.