Call for nominations
E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga maha o ngā hau e whā, tēnā koutou katoa Whaiā te iti kahurangi, ki te tūohu koe me he maunga teitei. He waka eke noa tātou.
Awards, eligibility and criteria
Te tohu mō te Kaiārahi Rangatahi Māori i te ao Pakihi
Young Māori Business Leader
The award recognises a person under 30 who has achieved significant success in their career to date and inspires others to achieve success as a new generation of leaders.
- Is under 30 years of age as of the 1 Haratua (May) of each year
- Is well known, motivates and inspires rangatahi
- Has achieved business success over the past 24 months both nationally and/or internationally
Te tohu mō te Kaiārahi Rakahinonga Māori
Māori Entrepreneurial Leader
The award recognises a person who has created a successful business that is recognised internationally, driving innovation and entrepreneurship.
- Has achieved business success and recognised internationally
- Has realised an innovative opportunity and made it a success
- Is a successful trendsetter
Te Tohu Rātā Whakaruruhau a te Kahurangi Mira Szászy
Dame Mira Szászy Lifetime Award
The award recognises a person who has an exceptional long standing record in governance roles.
- Shows intergenerational transmission of leadership skills to Māori individuals, groups or communities
- Has achieved and met the organisations strategy, vision, mission and outcomes
- Has achieved exceptional success in governance roles
- Demonstrated outstanding governance characteristics
Te tohu mō te Kaiārahi Hāpai Tikanga Māori i te ao Pakihi
Māori Cultural Ethos Business Award
The award recognises a business that has a strong cultural ethos portrayed on the global arena.
- Actively demonstrates and utilises tikanga and Māori values that meet the aspirations of iwi, hapū and whānau
- Actively demonstrates te reo Māori as a major part of marketing and communication outcomes
Te tohu mō te Whakatairanga i te Kete Aronui i te ao Pakihi
Kaitiaki Business Leader
The award recognises a business who promotes and achieves environmental sustainable goals.
- Demonstrates true kaitiakitanga of staff and environment
- Demonstrates sustainable development goals with strong indicators and measurements
- Demonstrates para kore implementation and outcomes
- Demonstrates business resilience
Te tohu Kairangi mō te Kaiārahi Pakihi Māori
Outstanding Māori Business Leader (Individual)
The award recognises a person who has achieved exceptional success in their career and demonstrated exceptional leadership whose influence extends beyond the confines of their role.
- Has achieved exceptional success in any kind of business (Māori or non-Māori)
- Has achieved intergenerational transmission of talents to Māori individuals, groups or communities
- Is adept at creating commercial opportunities
Te tohu Kairangi mō te Ihorei Pakihi Māori
Outstanding Māori Business Leadership (Organisation)
The award recognises a business that has achieved significant success that demonstrates transformation in their industry, sector or community.
- A whānau-owned business; a Māori trust or incorporation; a company, partnership or joint venture with Māori sharehoulders; or an iwi or hapū entity
- Actively demonstrates Māori values in the organisation
- Demonstrates integenerational transmission and success
- Demonstrates transformation in their industry, sector or community
All nominations are to be submitted online:
- A nomination or self-nomination may be made by a person, group of people or an organisation
- A person, group of people or an organisation can be nominated for more than one award. Please note that a separate nomination form must be completed for each award.
- Click the 'Nominate now' button under the award you are submitting a nomination for (from the list above).
- Once you start your entry, the form will be auto-saved so you can return to it later
- After the entry is submitted, you will receive an email confirmation. You will be asked to complete some basic questions from a personal perspective and confirm directly that they approve the details submitted, as well as accept the terms and conditions.
- A nomination application must be received by midday (12pm) on Friday 29 November 2019
- Nominations received after the closing date will not be considered
- Any queries should be in writing and emailed to the Māori Business Leaders Awards team at: MBLAnomination@auckland.ac.nz
Information required from the nominator
- Contact details of the nominator
- Contact details for the nominee
- Statements about why your nominee should be considered for the Aotearoa Māori Business Leaders’ Awards
- Any supporting documents relevant to the entry. This could be in the form of a summary CV for the nominee, articles, reports or information online which supports the entry
- Any financial sustainability and resilience supporting documentation
- Provide details for two references we may contact to verify the information about your nominee
If the nominee is a finalist, they agree to be available for the pre-conference panellist session of relevance, and to attend or send a representative to the awards ceremony,
Selection is made by the Awards Steering Committee, which is comprised of successful and respected people from across the Māori world. For more detail about the members, visit Awards Steering Committee.
Awards ceremony and announcement of winners
Finalists will be invited to attend the awards reception. For 2020, the award winners will be announced at the reception on Friday 15 May in Auckland.
- All information submitted on a person or an organisation will be restricted to the Awards Steering Committee.
- Nominees will only be communicated with if they are selected for an Award. If a nominee does not want to receive an Award, another nominee will be offered the Award.
Nominations for the 2020 Awards close at midday (12pm) on Friday 29 November 2019.