University of Canterbury Young New Zealander of the Year Award – Te Mātātahi o te Tau

The New Zealander of the Year Awards celebrate people who use their passion for New Zealand to make our country a better place.

The University of Canterbury Young New Zealander of the Year Award - Te Mātātahi o te Tau recognises a young person brimming with the potential to build a bright future for Aotearoa, striving across the last year to improve or support their whole community and Tai Ao. The award will recognise a young person aged 15 to 30 who has great potential to have an impact on the future of Aotearoa, and has been striving during the previous year to improve themselves and their whole community.

Vice-Chancellor Tumu Whakarae, Professor Cheryl de la Rey said, “for over 147 years, the University of Canterbury has been committed to enabling change-makers to create a positive difference in our community and beyond. UC is pleased to celebrate these young leaders and support their success with The Young New Zealander of the Year Award.”