New Zealander of the Year

Kiwibank Local Hero: Jim Morunga of Napier

Despite losing his sight at the age of 22, Jim Morunga has a powerful vision for his community. An inspiration for kāpo and disabled Māori, Jim has been instrumental in increasing the use of guide dogs in Māori and Pacific Island communities. He also coordinates the suicide prevention programme Kia Piki te Ora.

Watch Jim's video