Awards say big yes to Nope Sisters
including the arts, sport, community service, tourism, business and volunteering.
This year, the Local Heroes awards received 669 nominations throughout the country. Of those, the judging panel selected 322 candidates to receive medals.
Any member of the public can nominate an individual or community organisation in the awards programme.
Nominations for the 2019 New Zealander of The Year Awards closed on September 18.
Ten Local Heroes semifinalists are due to be announced later this month.
Johanna, left, and Brittany Cosgrove, of Wellington social activist fashion initiative Nope Sisters, with their Local Hero medals.