New Zealanders of the Year

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Crusader fighting for city's future
Crusader fighting for city's future

As an award-winning architect, Julie Stout knows the rules which bind local bureaucrats.

Leading Zespri's recovery

Zespri chief executive Lain Jager has been at the forefront of one of the most spectacular turnaround stories of the New…

Strong voice for Maori

Ngarimu Blair, 40, is credited with being one of Auckland's most influential Maori leaders.

A voice for those without

New Zealanders first got to know journalist Rachel Smalley from her lively work in television and radio.

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A near-naked, teenage Maori cupid from Rutherford…

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Hero who gave a man back his name
Hero who gave a man back his name

Tim McKinnel made this happen and in so doing raised important and uncomfortable questions about the investigation and prosecution…

Unshakeable resolve in face of quakes
Unshakeable resolve in face of quakes

IAG New Zealand chief executive Jacki Johnson arrived in New Zealand from Australia in 2010 right after the first Christchurch…

Women bag meals with wheels market
Women bag meals with wheels market

My Food Bag moved from curious start-up to storming transtasman success this year.

Research has saved thousands of babies
Research has saved thousands of babies

More than 3000 babies owe their lives to the work of cot-death specialist Ed Mitchell.

New Zealanders of the Year

Brave boy made his voice heard
Brave boy made his voice heard

It's an experience that can cause many top public servants a touch of dread - and hours in PR-coached…

Search for our best of year

Today we launch the Herald's annual New Zealander of the Year awards.

Business Leader of the Year Award

Mike Bennetts has driven Z Energy since its inception and this year has been a particularly strong one for shareholders.

Beck's going big for giant leap into space

Rocket Lab founder Peter Beck's drive and expertise has one of New Zealand's most ambitious aerospace projects on the cusp…

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…

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…

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.

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