These awards have been launched to recognise the individuals who make extraordinary personal sacrifices for the benefit of their community. Those extraordinary Kiwis who go above and beyond to help, save and care for others and their environment.
After a nationwide campaign encouraging New Zealander’s to put forward their nominations, the regional judging panel will select three finalists per category who will be recognised in one of the four regional award ceremonies.
The regional award winners will be judged by our national judging panel, including Judy Bailey and Willie Apiata, and will be recognised at the national award ceremony in September.
The TSB Bank People's Choice Award is voted on by you, the public. Once the 24 regional award winners are announced, kiwis from all over the country are able to vote for the TSB Bank People’s Choice winner. This year's winners Ryan and Keri Topperwien, received a $10,000 grant from TSB Bank to go towards their cause. They set up the Dream Chaser foundation in memory of their son Chace who died of Leukemia three years ago - since then they've been raising money to help families who have kids with cancer and for Ronald McDonald House. Such a deserving pair.
Recognising those who have selflessly disregarded their own safety in order to help or save the life of another person or persons.
Recognising those whose selfless, tireless and largely unacknowledged actions have enriched the life of those around them in their community.
Recognising those who have gone beyond all expectations to raise money for a good cause, however large or small the amount.
Recognising those professional or volunteer emergency service members who have gone beyond the call of duty to protect the community.
Recognising those whose actions have positively impacted the environment, making a difference to their wider community.
Recognising those whose ongoing commitment to their cause, has enriched the lives of others, making New Zealand a better place to live.
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