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Dates and venues for the regional Kiwibank Local Hero award ceremonies have been set. Please note these are Invite-only events. Please contact the Awards Office if you would like to attend.   Read more...

Nominations for the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards have closed. Judging for the Local Heroes category commences next week and medal recipients will be notified late October. Category and Executive Judging takes place end October/early November. Contact the Awards Office if you have any queries, or follow us on Facebook to be kept up-to-date with announcements.

2014 Young New Zealander of the Year Parris Goebel stars in latest 'Step It Up' movie and also assists with the choreography. The movie opens in New Zealand on Thursday 18 September.   Read more...

2014 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Dr Lance O'Sullivan speaks out about the importance of a well designed home.  "Poorly designed homes and the use of poorly made materials contribute greatly to poor health", says Lance.   Read more...

2014 Kiwibank´╗┐ Local Hero of the Year Cecilia Sullivan-Grant shares her thoughts on what it means to be recognised for an award and what being a category winner has meant to her.   Read more...

Meet some of our Executive and Category Judges.

NZOTY welcomes new category sponsor
The New Zealander of the Year Awards Office has announced that The University of Auckland has joined the Awards programme as category sponsor for the Young New Zealander of the Year.  Read more...

2014 Kiwibank  New Zealander of the Year - Dr Lance O'Sullivan 

Lance casual"Being nominated for such a prestigious award is a truly humbling experience and the recognition that has followed will ensure that I can continue to make a difference not only to my community but to other communities across New Zealand", Dr Lance O'Sullivan.

View our TVC to find out more about the 2015 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year awards.  2015 TV3 Ad

Photos of the 2014 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards Gala can be viewed here...

2014 Key Dates

Nominations Close 6pm 30 Sept
Kiwibank Local Hero Presentations
New Plymouth 17 Nov 2014
Palmerston North 18 Nov 2014
Napier 19 Nov 2014
Gisborne 20 Nov 2014
Tauranga 21 Nov 2014
Wellington 24 Nov 2014
Nelson 25 Nov 2014
Christchurch 26 Nov 2014
Dunedin 27 Nov 2014
Invercargill 28 Nov 2014
Whangarei 1 Dec 2014
Auckland 2 Dec 2014
Hamilton 9 Dec 2014
Category Judging Day 12 Nov 2014
Executive Judging Day 4 Dec 2014
Semi-Finalists Announced 27 Dec 2014
Finalists Announced end Jan 2015
Awards Gala Presentation 25 Feb 2015

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