Over the past 11 months, which New Zealander has most inspired the nation with their actions? Is it a politician? A sportsperson? An entrepreneur? An entertainer? A neighbour?

It has been a year in which Eleanor Catton won the Man Booker prize, singer Lorde topped the charts in the US and the UK, while Rod Drury and Xero have gone from strength to strength in the NZ Stock Market.

David Cunliffe took over as leader of the Labour Party in 2013, retired accountant Graeme McCready took out a private prosecution against MP John Banks, and constable Deane O'Connor dived off the Maungatapu Bridge to save a drowning man.

In sport, All Whites' captain Winston Reid was named as player of the season for his UK club West Ham, and teenager golfer Lydia Ko continued her winning ways and recently turned professional.


You can nominate anyone you like, and add a comment as to why you think they should be New Zealander of the Year for 2013.

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