Issue date: 
Thursday, 23 February 2017

Our congratulations go to Taika Waititi on being named New Zealander of the Year.

The Hunt for the Wilderpeople director was awarded in recognition of his role in taking New Zealand cinema to the world.

Waititi was unable to attend the ceremony to accept his award in person because he is in the US working on Marvel's Thor: Rangorak.

You can read more about Waititi and the New Zealander of the Year awards here and here

Last updated: 
Thursday, 23 February 2017