Their contributions make New Zealand a better place for all of us, and we’re proud to be involved in helping tell their stories.
The Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards are now in their 5th year and recognise the many outstanding Kiwis who really help to make this country great.
Kiwibank is proud to be the principal sponsor of the awards, as well as supporting two of the six categories – New Zealander of the Year and Local Heroes.
Dr Lance O’Sullivan is passionate about improving healthcare. And, as a general practitioner in Kaitaia, his vision to eradicate all poverty-related illnesses has made basic healthcare much more accessible to people of Northland.
Cecilia was one of the first members of the Dunedin Mayor’s task force for jobs. Through this role, she was instrumental in developing a tracking program for youth leaving school, the “hitchhikers guide to apprenticeships”, and introducing graduation ceremonies for apprentices.