Nominations open for the 2020 New Zealander of the Year Awards
1 Jul 2019
The New Zealander of the Year Awards is now seeking submissions for the 2020 New Zealander of the Year and its supporting categories.
Now in its 11th year, the Awards seek nominations from all New Zealand communities and endeavours including the arts, sport, community service, public service, environment, volunteers, tourism, business, rural, education, entertainment, science, technology, innovation and cultural development.
Nominations are now being sought for the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year award as well as exceptional New Zealanders in the following categories:
University of Auckland Young New Zealander of the Year (15-30 years)
Ryman Healthcare Senior New Zealander of the Year (70 years and over)
Kiwibank New Zealand Local Hero of the Year
Trade Me New Zealand Innovator of the Year
Mitre10 New Zealand Community of the Year
Any member of the public can nominate an individual or community organisation in the Awards programme. Nominations for the 2020 New Zealander of the Year Awards can be made until midnight on 15 September 2019 through completing the online nomination form or requesting an information brochure from the Awards Office at www.nzawards.org.nz or by calling 0508 692 927.
Comment from the 2019 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year, Mike King:
“Being named as the 2019 New Zealander of the Year was a moment I’ll never forget.
“We all know someone who goes the extra mile for their fellow Kiwi - whether it be for a neighbour or the entire country. The Awards are a uniquely special way for Kiwis to say thanks to these people. Anybody who knows someone doing good work in the community, should put forward a nomination.”
Comment from New Zealander of the Year Awards Chief Judge, Cameron Bennett: