We’re on the hunt for some deserving Aucklanders to call our Heroes

As long-time champions of Auckland’s evolution into a truly world-class city, Denizen is acutely aware that at the core of this development are some outstanding people. The Denizen Heroes event recognises and celebrates the achievements of a group of individuals whose exemplary efforts have greatly enhanced our everyday lives. 

Whether they’re a lifesaver, joy maker, innovator, risk taker, groundbreaker, tastemaker or simply an unsung hero who deserves recognition, we’re looking for people we are proud to call our fellow Denizens.

From architects, artists, philanthropists and doctors to restaurateurs, urban planners and sports people, our heroes are from all walks of life — outstanding individuals who deserve to be acknowledged for their commitment to making our lives and the lives of other Aucklanders exceptional. 

Our chosen heroes will be featured in Denizen’s winter issue (June 2017) and celebrated in exceptional Denizen style at a grand gala event held in Auckland in late May in association with Grey Goose.

So who’s your hero? Help us to identify those who would otherwise go unrecognised, because honouring these individuals is an integral part of fostering a successful and positive community.

Nominations are now closed.


Introducing our Heroes: Ngarimu Blair

Introducing our Heroes: Dmitry Selitskiy

Introducing our Heroes: Dr Angela Lim