Wellington Airport joins forces with Wellington Community Trust each year to recognise voluntary organisations that do so much to make our community a better place. These awards provide a way for people in the community to say thank you, as well as allowing those within the organisation to nominate their group to receive a reward for all their hard work. Wellington Airport recognises the value of volunteers and their work in strengthening the community.
The community awards are first held in the five council regions Kapiti, Porirua, Hutt City, Lower Hutt and Wellington city, then winners from these regions attend the regional award ceremony at Wellington Airport.
2014 Commmunity Awards Regional Winners:
- Art & Culture - Runner up: Kapiti Gospel Choir, Winner: Kapiti Coast Quilters
- Education & Child/Youth Development - Runner up: St John, Winner: Otaki Surf Lifesaving
- Health & Wellbeing - Runner up: Lions Club of Kapiti, Winner: MenzShed Kapiti
- Heritage & Environment - Runner up: Paekakariki Community Trust, Winner: Steam Incorporated
- Sport & Leisure - Runner up: Coastguard Kapiti Coast, Winner: Paekakariki Surf Lifeguards
- Supreme Winner: MenzShed Kapiti
Upper Hutt winners - announced on 19 August
Porirua winners - announced on 25 August
Wellington City winners - anopunced on 4 September
Hutt City winners - announced on 19 September
They now enter the overall supreme awards announced in November. We wish them and all other Wellington Airport Regional Community awards finalists the very best.
Historical Supreme Winners
2013 - Ignite Sport Trust
2012 - Kaibosh Food Rescue
2011 - Mana Recovery
2010 - Naenae Youth Charitable Trust for Billy Graham Boxing Academy
2009 - eDay New Zealand Trust
2008 - Kotuku Music Academy Support Trust
2007 - Hutt Playcentre Association
2006 - Porirua Arts Council for Porirua Festival of the Elements
2005 - WellTrust
2004 - Shakespeare Globe Company New Zealand
2013 Supreme Winner - Ignite Sport Trust
Ignite Sport Trust is a youth development organisation that operates throughout the Wellington Region, using sport and recreation to engage, connect and change lives. 75 volunteers support a core team in delivering innovative programmes in low decile schools and the community that not only teach sport disciplines, but also good decision-making, communication, leadership, nutrition and general life-skills.
Ignite Sport also organise volunteer sports mentors, coaches and administrators from the community to fill gaps in school sports programmes. Congratulations Ignite Sport Trust!
View clip about the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards.