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Waititi named New Zealander of the Year

Taika Waititi has been named 2017 New Zealander of the Year, beating the two other finalists: educator Mere Berryman and the Salvation Army’s Campbell Roberts.

Chelsea Winstanley collected the award on his behalf from the Prime Minister as Waititi is currently working in the US. A short film profiling Waititi can be viewed here.

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