The Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards are now in their 9th year and recognise the many outstanding Kiwis who really help to make this country great.
Kristine has been fighting for fairer pay for women since 2011.
When Ricky Houghton left state care at the age of 11, he promised himself he’d take every opportunity to help others.
Dr Wiles is a microbiologist on a mission and was a NZOTY finalist.
Mike dedicates his life to changing the way Kiwis think about mental health and was a NZOTY Finalist for 2018.
In 2014, Jamie Allen sold his house and quit his job to take a big step into the unknown.
People come from all over the world to visit the paradise Ally Tairi and the Waikato community have created.
Taika Waititi, is an award-winning director, writer, actor and artist who has become one of the country’s best-loved and most distinctive...
Major Campbell Roberts has dedicated his life to trying to make New Zealand a fairer place for all Kiwis.
Associate Professor Mere Berryman is on a mission to change New Zealand society for the better, starting in our classrooms.
There are 16 award ceremonies being held this year to recognise the local heroes in our communities.