New Zealanders of the Year

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Editorial: Avoiding the easy path earns award
Editorial: Avoiding the easy path earns award

Knowing the right thing to do is relatively straightforward for most people. A more difficult matter is finding the mental…

NZer of the Year: Mary Quin

Sitting in a military helicopter after a kidnapping and shoot-out in Yemen, Mary Quin stared at the bodies of two fellow…

NZer of the Year: McCullum

In this year of years for Brendon McCullum his boldest stand was not taken on the fields of Eden Park, the Basin Reserve…

Finalists for New Zealander of the year

School principal Banapa Avatea's quick thinking and decisive actions averted disaster in peak-hour traffic between Auckland…

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Kiwi faces Myanmar court over Buddha booze insult video Kiwi faces Myanmar court over Buddha booze insult

A Myanmar court begins the trial of a bar manager…

US-Cuba rapprochemen video US-Cuba rapprochemen

The United States and Cuba moved to end five decades…

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Gel massage keeps newborns' brains safe
Gel massage keeps newborns' brains safe

Professor Jane Harding led the development of a cheap and easy way to treat an ailment that can cause brain damage in babies…

Firefighter saves family from burning car
Firefighter saves family from burning car

As a trained firefighter, Buddy Harwood is no stranger to saving lives.

McCullum restored our faith
McCullum restored our faith

There was a moment shortly after Brendon McCullum reached 300 when he looked genuinely bewildered.

Hager's election book led to three inquiries
Hager's election book led to three inquiries

This year, Nicky Hager released a book which led to two government inquiries and a police investigation.

New Zealanders of the Year

Close encounter in Yemen ordeal
Close encounter in Yemen ordeal

Business industry heavyweight Mary Quin this year came face-to-face with the radical Islamic cleric…

Sol3 Mio sing way into Kiwi hearts

When someone suggested brothers Amitai and Pene Pati and their cousin Moses Mackay form a trio, they laughed it off, but…

Nation moved by selfless courage

On September 23 a routine trip to the supermarket changed mother-of-six Lucy Knight's life forever.

Outstanding Kiwis over 30

In early November, as Lorde's Royals sat at No 1 on the US charts, another Kiwi success story was blowing up big in America…

Editorial: Exceptional talents make one choice impossible
Editorial: Exceptional talents make one choice impossible

At this time every year, the Herald has been able to select one person from many notable contributors…

Kiwi queen of the fairways

If Lydia Ko and Tiger Woods meet, it might be the American who seeks out the Kiwi's autograph because on a purely age-result…

Game-maker gearing up

It has been a big year for Grinding Gear Games co-founder Chris Wilson. The West Auckland-based games studio officially…

Jamie Curry - teen internet sensation

Her social media followings outnumber NZ's population by 2 million, and she hasn't even finished high school.

Hannah O'Neill - pirouetting to Paris

Most Kiwis have probably not heard of Hannah O'Neill. The 20-year-old is one of the brightest young stars in the ballet…

GeoOP chief executive
GeoOP chief executive

GeoOP chief executive Leanne Graham led the Auckland software company through a big year of expansion…

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