New Zealander of the Year

We partner with the New Zealander of the Year Awards to honour extraordinary Kiwis whose selflessness, creativity and vision make us proud to call New Zealand home.

Mike King: 2019 New Zealander of the Year

Mental Health advocate Mike is founder of the The Nutters Club & Key to Life Charitable Trust. On the I Am Hope tour, Mike delivered 70 talks to more than 20,000 school students across the country.

Celebrating 10 years of New Zealander of the Year

We've been proudly supporting the New Zealander of the Year awards for more than a decade, recognising inspiring Kiwis who've worked hard to make New Zealand a better place for future generations.

More about inspirational Kiwis

Learn more about the journey of previous Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year nominees and winners who’s achieved extraordinary things and made a positive difference to the lives of others.