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Spotlight on Four Square Community Hero Awards

Four Square has been supporting New Zealand heroes for almost 100 years. So, we thought it was time we made it official, with the Four Square Annual Community Hero Award.



This award recognises their:

  • hard work
  • commitment, and
  • grassroots efforts in looking after their community and neighbours.



    Whether that’s through a veggie garden that provides the local food bank with fresh produce, standing up a netball team so teens have an active after-school activity, or visiting our housebound and elderly neighbours. The Four Square Community Hero Award gives these heroes some aroha, because without them, our communities wouldn’t be the same.

    The awards first ran in December 2020, with more than 700 nominations across the country. That's a lot of heroes! But it was a year like no other, with many extraordinary acts of kindness.

    Five winners were selected in total, from Invercargill to the Bay of Plenty, each receiving a $500 Four Square gift card and a $1,500 donation to a registered charity of their choice.

    Find out more about the 2020 winners