New Zealanders of the Year

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Outstanding Kiwis over 30
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

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

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…

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The remains of 40 victims from downed Malaysia Airlines…

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A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside…

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Jamie Curry - teen internet sensation
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
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 in 2013.

Young climate warrior
Young climate warrior

Maintaining political momentum on an issue like climate change can be hard, public interest often glazing over at the frequent…

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Heroic surf lifesavers
Heroic surf lifesavers

They didn't think it was a big deal then, and still don't. But teens Josh Jarvis, Fletcher Swan and…

Dedication pays off

Lydia Ko has never been to a friend's birthday party. That's part of the sacrifice and the secret of her success.

World's best rugby player

There would hardly have been a murmur of dissent when Kieran Read was officially acknowledged last week as the best rugby…

Business leader of the year finalist 2013: Peter Halkett

Amidst a tough retail environment, Kathmandu chief executive Peter Halkett has led the company through a solid year of growth…

Business leader of the year finalist 2013: Mark Adamson
Business leader of the year finalist 2013: Mark Adamson

Mark Adamson, the boss of Fletcher Building, has seen the share price double at New Zealand's biggest…

Sporting Achievement of the Year 2013: Valerie Adams

It was business as usual for Valerie Adams, another way of saying the shot put superstar pummelled all-comers.

Author in world spotlight

This week we reveal our finalists for the Herald's New Zealander of the Year - with a focus on our bright young stars.

Don't take me seriously

When Ben Uffindell was told someone had taken him seriously, he laughed out loud.

Sporting Achievement of the Year 2013: All Blacks

A perfect year of results - 14 from 14 - all done while missing, variously, Dan Carter, Richie McCaw and Conrad Smith.

Sporting Achievement of the Year 2013: Breakers
Sporting Achievement of the Year 2013: Breakers

Twenty-four victories and four defeats during the regular season. A 16-game winning streak. Two straight…

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