Tauranga's Peter Burling is one of 10 people up for the 2018 Kiwibank Young New Zealander of the Year Award.
The nominees for the 2018 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards were announced today.
The accolades continue to grow for Peter who, after winnings hearts nationwide for his outstanding performance in the America's Cup in June, won the Sportsman of the Year Award and the Sport Bay of Plenty Supreme Award at the 2017 Bay of Plenty Sports Awards last month.
Peter is also nominated for the New Zealand Herald's New Zealander of the Year Award, with the winner to be announced on Saturday.
He will be up against the following people for the University of Auckland 2018 Kiwibank Young New Zealander of the Year
• David Cameron (Auckland)
• Kristina Cavit (Auckland)
• Tom Francis (Hawke's Bay
• Alexander Kuch (Auckland)
• Lizzie Marvelly (Auckland)
• Grace Stratton (Auckland)
• Josiah Tualamali'i (Christchurch)
• Rees Vinsen (Auckland)
• Logan Williams (Christchurch)
The 10 people being considered for the overall 2018 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Award are:
• Philip Bagshaw (Christchurch)
• Kristine Bartlett (Lower Hutt)
• Grant Dalton (Auckland)
• Lesley Elliott (Dunedin)
• Heather Henare (Wellington)
• Dr Mike Joy (Palmerston North)
• Mike King (Auckland)
• Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh (Auckland)
• Annah Stretton (Hamilton)
• Dr Siouxsie Wiles (Auckland)
Chief Judge Cameron Bennett says these ten people are our voices of conscience, courage and commitment.
“They don't just speak truth to power – they put their words into action and make a truly positive difference for all New Zealanders.
"While one of these 10 people will ultimately be named Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year for 2018, each is already a very special Kiwi in their own right.”
The annual New Zealander of the Year awards are in their ninth year. They celebrate people who use their passion for New Zealand to make our country a better place.
They are open to all New Zealanders to honour extraordinary Kiwis whose selflessness, creativity, and vision make us proud to call New Zealand home.
More than 1100 nominations were received for the title of 2018 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year.
The final shortlist of the three Kiwis being considered for the 2018 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year title and the other category finalists will be announced in January with the winner announced at a gala dinner in Auckland on February 22.
Previous winners of the New Zealander of the Year Award are: Taika Waititi (2017), Richie McCaw (2016), Sir Stephen Tindall (2015), Dr Lance O'Sullivan (2014), Dame Anne Salmond (2013), Sir Richard Taylor (2012), Sir Paul Callaghan (2011) and Sir Ray Avery (2010).
The 2018 New Zealander of the Year Awards also honour New Zealanders who have performed with distinction in five other award categories, including Young New Zealander of the Year.
Metlifecare Senior New Zealander of the Year
• Billy Apple (Auckland)
• Peter Carrington (Paraparaumu)
• Mark Dunajtschik (Wellington)
• Prof. Bob Elliott (Auckland)
• Christine Hartstone (Raglan)
• Robert Kinsela ‘Kim' Workman (Lower Hutt)
• Margaret Dunkley (Auckland)
• Peter McLaren (Wellington)
• John Peebles (Auckland)
• Bryan Williams (Auckland)
Mitre 10 New Zealand Community of the Year
• Bellyfull (Wellington)
• Canterbury Charitable Hospital Trust (Christchurch)
• De Paul House Emergency Housing (Auckland)
• Eat My Lunch (Auckland)
• I Have A Dream (Whangarei)
• Kaibosh Food Rescue (Wellington)
• Pillars (Auckland)
• Te Iwi O Te Roroa (Waipoua)
• Whangawehi Catchment Management (Hawke's Bay)
• Zealandia (Wellington)
Sanitarium New Zealand Innovator of the Year
• Robert Bell (Auckland)
• Rick Fright and Bruce McCallum (Christchurch)
• Kevin Halsall and Marcus Thompson (Otaki)
• Nick Hammond (Auckland)
• Prof. Jane Harding (Auckland)
• Chris Heaslip (Auckland)
• Fraser Smith and Matt Yallop (Hamilton)
• Ian Taylor (Dunedin)
• Team New Zealand Design Team (Auckland)
• Brianne West (Christchurch)
Kiwibank New Zealand Local Hero of the Year
• Joseph Fa'afiu (Auckland)
• Ricky Houghton (Kaitaia)
• Dave Letele (Auckland)
• Janice Lee (Invercargill)
• Mohamud Mohamed (Auckland)
• Alexandra Nicholas (Auckland)
• Pamela Anne O'Keefe (Hastings)
• David Rule (Auckland)
• Farida Sultana (Auckland)
• Caine Warren (Auckland)
More information on the 2018 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Awards is at www.nzawards.org.nz