Also making the cut are PM Jacinda Ardern and the director-general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield
A celebrity cat, a hardworking civil servant and the prime minister have all been nominated for this year’s New Zealander of the year award.
“In this extraordinary year, we know that everyone has a hero,” Miriama Kamo, the patron of the awards, said.
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