There are only five days left to get nominations in for the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards 2013. Nominations close this Friday 12th October and members of the public are being encouraged to recognise and reward a Kiwi that inspires them.
The New Zealander of the Year Awards offers a fantastic opportunity to thank those people and volunteer groups in our wider community for their tireless efforts, inspiration and encouragement or just simply for being them.
All New Zealanders are invited to nominate and there is an award category for every Kiwi young and old whoever they are, wherever they are and whatever they're doing.
There are five award categories;
- Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year
- Countdown Senior New Zealander of the Year
- Coca-Cola Amatil Young New Zealander of the Year
- Mitre 10 Community of the Year
- Kiwibank Local Heroes Awards.
The New Zealander of the Year 2013 Award winner will be selected for his or her major contribution to our nation.
They will have also have shown an ability to inspire us all through achievement and outstanding service to the country and its people.
The Senior New Zealander of the Year Award is open to anyone aged over 60, and will celebrate an amazing ongoing contribution, while the Young New Zealander of the Year will be aged between 15 and 30, and will have already made a positive impact on the nation.
The Local Heroes Awards will recognise outstanding contributions to communities and their people while the Community of the Year Award acknowledges groups and organisations working together to build better communities.
Awards National Manager Emma Mcdonald says "the Awards office has received hundreds of nominations so far and it is overwhelming to read of the amazing contributions of many individuals from Gore to Kawakawa who have overcome significant challenges in their quest to make a difference in the lives of others."
The winners will each receive a custom made trophy and $5,000 cash courtesy of Kiwibank at the Awards Gala on the 28th February 2013.
All nominees will receive a certificate of achievement or encouragement in recognition of their contribution and all Local Hero nominees will receive medals at public events around the country in late November.