This has now closed. Thanks to all those who took part!

Favourite Teacher 2017 | Terms and Conditions:


  1. Information on how to enter and the prize(s) form part of these terms and conditions. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.


  1. ELIGIBILITY: Entry is limited to people who enter all details accurately on the site.  Employees and their immediate families of Fairfax New Zealand Limited, Television New Zealand Limited, AKA Australia and associated sponsor(s) and their immediate families are not eligible to enter the competition or make a nomination.


  1. HOW TO ENTER: Entrants enter the competition via To be eligible, entrants must provide a written blurb or upload a video to nominate their favourite teacher. Entrants under the age of 18 must have parental permission to enter the competition. Any applications made by entrants under the age of 18 must be submitted by a parent or guardian on their behalf.


  1. CONSENTS: If you enter by uploading a video,:

  • TVNZ may broadcast, and Fairfax  and TVNZ may publish as they see fit, your uploaded video, your first name and surname initial, the names of the people included in the video, the location, and any other information included in your entry;

  • you confirm that you own the intellectual property rights in the video or have permission from the person who owns the intellectual property rights in this video to use this video in connection with the competition; and

  • you confirm that you have permission from anyone else featured in your video (and if under 18 their parents or guardian’s permission) to use their image in connection with the competition. 

  1. FILMING: Finalists and their respective nominees must be comfortable and willing to be on television and the Breakfast show. The finalists will be contacted by TVNZ and/or Fairfax NZ to confirm willingness to appear on television. Finalists must be available to be filmed within 1 week of entries closing. Final filming date to be decided with Breakfast once finalists confirmed. If the finalists are not available for filming on the date required, the finalists may forfeit their position and the judging panel will select another finalist.

  2. DATES: The competition opens on Sunday 25th June and closes on Sunday 23rd July at 5:00pm. Judging for the winner and regional finalists will happen the week of the 24th July.


  1. PRIZE: First prize is 4 VIP passes  to the Matilda show, plus flights and accommodation for four if travelling from outside of Auckland. Runner up prizes for two individual winners are a double pass each to the Matilda show. Runner up winners are responsible for all travel and accommodation to and from the show. Dates of shows to be agreed with AKA Australia.


  1. PRIZE DELIVERY: Fairfax Media, TVNZ and AKA are not liable for damage to prizes or prizes lost in transit that are sent by post or courier. While TVNZ’s Breakfast programme will provide coverage of the finalists on-air, they are not responsible for fulfilling the prize nor in relation to any claim by an entrant, viewer or listener in relation to the prize or the competition.


  1. WINNER NOTIFICATION: The winner will be contacted using details provided. If a winner cannot be contacted within 48 hours Fairfax Limited New Zealand reserves the right to redraw the prize.


  1. THE PROMOTER: is Fairfax New Zealand Limited of Level 7, Spark Central, 42-52 Willis Street, Wellington 6011(“The Promoter”).


  1. NO CORRESPONDENCE: The Promoter’s decision regarding the Winners is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


  1. NOT REDEEMABLE: The prize is not transferable, exchangeable nor redeemable for cash.


  1. INFORMATION: By entering the Competition, winners agree to their names and photos being published. The Promoter may use their names and photographs for publicity purposes.


  1. OWNERSHIP OF ENTRIES: Competition entries become the property of Fairfax New Zealand Limited, which will keep the personal information it holds about entrants confidential and will not disclose it to third parties.


  1. DATABASE AND PRIVACY: By agreeing yes to receive promotional information on the entry form, entrants to the Competition permit Fairfax New Zealand Limited, to enter their personal information into a database for the purpose of contacting them directly about any of Fairfax Media publications or promotional partner’s special offers, samples and other promotions.. Fairfax respects privacy rights under the Privacy Act 1993. That means there are a bunch of rules that we stick to, particularly around collecting your personal information. You can read more about this in our Privacy Policy. As we are running this competition in conjunction with TVNZ their Privacy Policy also applies.


  1. NO LIABILITY: The Promoter and its associated agencies & companies along with TVNZ shall not be liable in any way (including, without limitation, in negligence) for any loss or damage whatsoever suffered (including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss) or for any loss or damage or personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with promotion except any liability that cannot be excluded by law. The Promoter is not liable for any tax implications that may arise as a result of winning.