Nominations for the 2014 Community Awards are now open. Nominate here
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.
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!
Arts and Culture category: Order of the Boar (Upper Hutt)
Education Child/Youth Development category: English Language Partners (Wellington City)
Health and Wellbeing category: Kiwi Community Assistance (Porirua)
Heritage and Environment category: Nga Uruora Kapiti Project (Kapiti)
Sport and Leisure category: Adventure Wellington (Wellington City)
Supreme Winner: Ignite Sport Trust (Hutt City) Read more about the 2013 winners
Celebrating 10 years of the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards!
We’ve had nine inspiring Community Award Supreme winners over the past 10 years, and to celebrate we gave them all a chance to win a share of $10,000 based on public vote. Congratulations to our 2004 Supreme Award winner Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand who received the largest percentage of the votes (28%).
Historical Supreme Winners
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
View clip about the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards.