Equity New Zealand Lifetime Achievement Award

Presented by Ryman Healthcare

The Equity New Zealand Lifetime Achievement Award was launched in 2015 with the generous support of Ryman Healthcare to honour the achievements of a leading New Zealand performer who has had a distinguished career and been an inspiration to other New Zealand performers.


How it works

  • Members of Equity NZ are invited to nominate a New Zealand performer who they feel should be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Nominees are those who have not only had a distinguished career as a performer, but also demonstrated great leadership and provided mentoring that has been of enormous benefit and inspiration to their colleagues.
  • Winners are selected by members of Equity NZ Board.
  • A gala tribute is held by the Equity Foundation to honour the winner.

Presented by Ryman Healthcare

Past Winners

John Callen


Ian Mune


Sam Neill


George Henare


Ken Blackburn


Elizabeth McRae


Dame Kate Harcourt