2019 New Zealander of the Year
New Zealand Order of Merit
Ngā Kura a Iwi o Aotearoa is proud to announce the 2019 New Zealander of the Year, Mike King as the keynote speaker for this year's Ngā Kura ā Iwi o Aotearoa National Conference to talk to our theme 'whai oranga' for uri, teachers and staff.
"His determination to shine a light on the effects and impacts of mental health, particularly among Māori and young people, is as uncompromising as it is confronting," said the chief judge for the New Zealand Order of Merit Cameron Bennett.
In 2010, he founded The Key to Life Charitable Trust, a community group that aims to encourage New Zealanders to speak up and change the conversation around mental health and suicide.