NZers of the Year: Have your say

Lenny Holmwood on Napier's Chaucer Rd, where he saved the policemen's lives. Photo / Mark Mitchell
Lenny Holmwood on Napier's Chaucer Rd, where he saved the policemen's lives. Photo / Mark Mitchell

The Herald chose its New Zealanders of the year at the weekend - listed below. Now have your say on the choices using the Your Views box to the right.

2009 NEW ZEALANDER OF THE YEAR: Lenny Holmwood, a modest hero who saved two policemen at the start of the Napier siege

Nominees:
Abby Wutzler & Maxwell Wilson: Children who warned tourists that a tsunami was about to hit
Dame Anne Salmond: Global recognition for her brilliant research
Paul Holmes: For helping smash down barriers in the war on P
Al Rowland: Scientist proved damage to nuclear war vets
Deb Leask: Woman whose campaign changed real estate
Mike & Conor O'Leary: Father and son saved boys from burning car
Peter Yealands: Winemaker, conservationist
Roger Levie: Leaky homes campaigner
Toesulu Maea Brown: Manukau educator

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SPORT:
1. Valerie Vili, world champion shot-putter
2. All Whites, qualifying for World Cup
3. Mahe Drysdale, world's premier single sculler
4. Alison Shanks, world cycling champion
5. Daniel Vettori, Black Caps captain
6. Kirk Penney, most MVP for Australian Basketball League
7. David Tua, heavyweight boxer, comeback king
8. Mark Paston, All Whites goalkeeper
9. Sam Webster, world cycling champion
10. Hamish Bond & Eric Murray, world champion rowers

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BUSINESS:
Mike Daniell: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare chief executive

Nominees:
Rob Fyfe: Air New Zealand chief executive
Paul Reynolds: Telecom chief executive
Simon Challies: Ryman Healthcare chief executive
Jeremy Moon: Icebreaker chief executive
Rod Drury: Technology entrepreneur
Alison Paterson: Abano Healthcare chairwoman
Diane Foreman: Entrepreneur
George Hickton: Tourism New Zealand outgoing chief executive
Investment Bankers: Fund raisers

- NZ Herald

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