Photos: see all the glitz and glam from the NEXT Woman Of The Year 2018 awards

The air was full of celebration.

Last night the achievements of incredible Kiwi women were celebrated at the 2018 NEXT Woman of the Year Awards, in association with Elizabeth Arden.

Six winners were announced at a glittering event at the Cordis hotel in Auckland.

Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman was named the Supreme Winner, for her long-standing crusade for healthy, warm and dry homes in New Zealand.

Diane Foreman was named Lifetime Achievement winner, for her work in paving the way for women in business.

The category winners were:

Arts & Culture: Dr Renee Liang

Education: Dr Rachel Williamson

Sport: Professor Sarah Leberman

Business & Innovation: Sharndre Kushor

Community: Merenia Donne

The judges for the NEXT Woman of the Year were The Project presenter Kanoa Lloyd, Global Women CEO Miranda Burdon and NEXT editor Rachael Russell.

The winners are featured in the November issue of NEXT, on sale from October 15.

Supreme winner NEXT Woman of the Year 2018 Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman.

NEXT Woman of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winner Diane Foreman.

2018 Woman of the Year Supreme Winner Prof Philippa Howden-Chapman (fourth from left) with previous supreme winners.

Business & Innovation category winner Sharndre Kushor.

Annette Babajan, Community winner Merenia Donne, Kerry Ranganui, and Nina the dog.

Arts & Culture winner Renee Liang with her mother.

Sport category winner Professor Sarah Leberman.

Judges Global Women CEO Miranda Burdon (left), NEXT editor Rachael Russell (2nd left) and Kanoa Lloyd (far right) with Supreme winner Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman (centre) and lifetime achievement winner Diane Foreman.

Supreme winner Prof Philippa Howden-Chapman (3rd from left) with judges (l-r) Kanoa Lloyd, Rachael Russell and Miranda Burdon.

Past winners of NEXT Woman of the Year with this year’s winner: Dr Emma Parry, Billie Jordan, Kristine Bartlett, Philippa Howden-Chapman, Julie Bartlett, Sita Selupe.

NEXT editorial director Sarah Henry, editor Rachael Russell and deputy editor Zoe Walker Ahwa wearing Partridge jewellery.

The Elizabeth Arden team, Julie Amen, Rebecca Dieudonne, Lidean Erasmus, Valerie Riley, Maggie He, Tina White, Angela Crumpe.

Pauline Hanton, Janine Bourke, Kim Blewett.

Business & Innovation winner Sharndre Kushor with family.

Zoe Walker Ahwa and Juliette Hogan.

Finalists Lillian Grace, Wendy Thompson, Sharndre Kushor, Michelle Sharp and Erica Crawford.

Health & Science finalist Dr Malvindar Singh-Bains with her mother.

The room was scented with Elizabeth Arden’s latest fragrance My Fifth Avenue.

Health & Science finalist Dr Nicola Gaston with her mother.

Elizabeth Arden makeup touch-up stations.

The NEXT Woman of the Year Supreme Award trophy, by glass artist Lari Stewart.

The Elizabeth Arden team finding their light for selfies.

NEXT editor Rachael Russell, wearing a Carlson gown and jewellery from Partridge Jewellers.

NEXT Woman of the Year judge Kanoa Lloyd with Saia and Sita Selupe.

Community finalists Louise Allnutt and Deborah Manning, with Patrick Manning and Roxy Allnutt.

NEXT editorial director Sarah Henry.

Tina White and Rebecca Dieudonne.

Guests were treated to a special Kim Crawford frosé.

The NEXT team: Michelle Joe, Erin Fisher, Julia Braybrook, Artia Simamora, Monique McKenzie and Archie Blohm.

The 2017 NEXT Woman of the Year winner Kristine Bartlett with Yvette Taylor.

Health & Science finalists Dr Malvindar Singh-Bains and Dr Julia Rucklidge.

Bar neon from Elizabeth Arden’s latest fragrance My Fifth Avenue.

Pip Muir and Arts & Culture finalist Anne O’Brien.

Some of the fabulous Woman of the Year finalists, with NEXT editor Rachael Russell.

Kim Crawford wines.

Kathryn Wilson, Zoe Walker Ahwa and Juliette Hogan.

Amber Rose, Dr Emma Parry and Rachael Russell.

Lifetime Achievement Award winner Diane Foreman.

Ruffino Prosecco.

Sports winner Sarah Leberman, Education finalist Dr Lucy Hone, Health & Science finalist Dr Julia Rucklidge, and Education winner Dr Rachel Williamson.

The gift bag for guests, including Elizabeth Arden, Linden Leaves, Amber Rose’s new book Wild Delicious, Ti Ora tea and Fresh Life almonds.

Rachel McLean and Amber Rose.

NEXT editor Rachael Russell with Arts & Culture finalist Dawn Sanders.

Education finalists Ariana Paul and Brittany Teei.

Sport finalist Luisa Avaiki and Inoke Tavesivesi.

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