About the STAR Awards 2021

Sixty-six nominations have been received for the STAR Awards 2021. These are now before an independent panel of judges, who will announce the shortlist of finalists in each of the six categories in early February ahead of the ceremony on 15 April.

STAR Awards organisers are thrilled with the number of nominations received, and the chance to celebrate the champions of health, safety and wellbeing working across the nation’s electricity grid. This is their time to shine!


Changes to the STAR Awards for this event

  • We are taking the STAR Awards virtual! Save the date of Thursday 15 April because broadcasting the awards ceremony means we are delivering it to you with certainty!
  • As part of this, we asked for nominations to include a one-minute video as part of the nomination process. You can learn more about this on the Nominate someone for a STAR Award page.
  • You will also see some refinements of and changes to the 2021 award categories. The main one is that the judges will be awarding the STAR Supreme Award to the best of the six category winners.

We appreciated everyone who took the time to nominate an individual, team or initiative – by doing this they contributed to positive changes in the health, safety and wellbeing of everyone in our sector.


What are the STAR Awards?

Transpower's STAR Awards show our thanks and give recognition to the people who build, operate and maintain the National Grid – the people who are keeping the lights on for everyone in New Zealand.

The STAR Awards – which stands for ‘Safety Thanks and Recognition’ – are held every two years and champion best practice in our field.