Nominations are now closed for the 2017 New Zealand Youth Awards.

Congratulations to all our nominees and, a huge thank you to all our wonderful nominators for taking the time to tell us about the young New Zealanders that our making a positive difference to their community and to the Country.



These Awards recognise and celebrate young New Zealanders who have achieved outstanding results, as well as those who have made a significant contribution towards supporting young people in their communities.

The Award categories celebrate qualities such as leadership, innovation, giving back, being a change maker, and young people who have supported youth activities in areas such as the arts, culture, sport and the environment.



Taiamai (Pep) Bracken, General Manager of youth organisation, Greater Than, on why you should nominate a young New Zealander who is making a difference! It's really quick and easy - just over 48 hours left before nominations close so don't delay!! 




Nominations are closing soon.....

2017 University of Auckland Young New Zealander of the Year seeking out New Zealands Young Change Makers


Hip Hop artist Tipene Harmer asks 'who are you going to nominate?'


 Banqer founder and Young New Zealander of the Year finalist, Kendall Flutey on why we should recognise our inspirational young New Zealanders.


Hurricanes Ardie Savea's call to action in support of the New Zealand Youth Awards - who are you nominating?

Duncan Mathews, Executive Director RainbowYOUTH calls for nominations particularly in his favourite category Change Maker Award (LGBTI)
Nominations are only open for a short time so don't miss your opportunity to nominate a young New Zealander who is making a positive difference.
To nominate go to 

Minister Nikki Kaye announces that nominations for the New Zealand Youth Awards 2017 are now open.