About the awards
Every year, Wellington Airport and the five local councils come together to recognise the work carried out by community groups in the wider Wellington region. The focus of the awards is to celebrate volunteers for their valuable contribution to society.
The awards start with the greater Wellington region’s five councils (Wellington City, Porirua, Kāpiti, Hutt City and Upper Hutt) awarding volunteer organisations in their local community under the following categories: Art & Culture, Education and Child/Youth Development. Health and Wellbeing, Heritage and Environment, Sport and Leisure, plus a Rising Star Award for emerging groups.
The winners from each region then go forward to the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards for the overall award in their category, and the opportunity to be named Supreme Winner. The winners are announced at an annual celebration dinner.
Wellington Airport and the local councils have run the awards since 2004, recognising hundreds of community groups across the region.
Nominations are open during April-May each year. Community groups or members of the public are invited to nominate any not-for-profit group or organisation working in the interests of the community.
USO Bike Ride - 2018 Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards Supreme winner