Dame Anne Salmond

Dame Anne Salmond, Distinguished Professor of Māori Studies and Anthropology from The University of Auckland’s Faculty of Arts, and renowned New Zealand author, has been named New Zealander of the Year.

Dame Anne Salmond
Dame Anne Salmond

Honouring the achievements and contributions of an inspirational Kiwi, the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year is awarded to someone who has given outstanding service to the country, and provided inspiration to New Zealanders through their achievements.

Dame Anne received the title for her services in Maori and Pacific studies, with the award presented at a gala dinner held at Auckland’s Langham Hotel 28 February.

Watch TV3s interview with Dame Anne Salmond NZer of the year.