Cat may win New Zealander of the Year

New Zealand’s celebrity cat, names Mittens’ is in the running to be New Zealander of the year.

The cat has been nominated for this prestigious award along side PM Jacinda Ardern and the director-general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield

Mittens is a Turkish Angora cat who roams shops, office towers and churches in Wellington. She often poses for social media snapshots along the way.

Earlier this year Mittens was given the key to the city, and his adventurous spirit has won him tens of thousands of local and international fans.

Mittens first won attention in 2018 after repeatedly wandering inner-city dwellings, including the university, the post office, and a Catholic church.

The Facebook page now has 50,000 followers with locals tracking Mittens’ daily activities around town.

Previous winners of New Zealander of the Year include the actor and director Taika Waititi, comedian and mental health advocate Mike King, and former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw.

A cat has never won.

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some girl
some girl
1 month ago

that looks so cute

grace
grace
1 month ago

i think this cat should be new Zealander of the year

lunamoon53647
lunamoon53647
1 month ago

thats really reallly cool and funny

p otato man
p otato man
1 month ago

lol a cat for nz of the year would be amazing

alyssa
alyssa
1 month ago

Super cute! For sure put the cat at new zealander of the year.

lazarbeam
lazarbeam
1 month ago

this man is a bloody legend

Last edited 1 month ago by lazarbeam
ye boiiiiii
ye boiiiiii
1 month ago

he is a bloody legend

ayliarose
ayliarose
1 month ago

omg cute

Eli
Eli
18 days ago

wow

vcgfxctr
vcgfxctr
16 days ago

funny

kaya
kaya
9 days ago

wow

georgie uren
georgie uren
4 days ago

I hope you win little guy

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