HUHA win Upper Hutt Community Awards

4 Jul 2019

Helping You Help Animals (HUHA NZ) by Jo Moore Photography

Congratulations to Helping You Help Animals (HUHA) who were announced as Supreme Winner for Upper Hutt in the 2019 Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards.

HUHA are New Zealand’s leading no kill animal shelter. Through their sanctuaries, they provide welfare for domestic and farm animals, wildlife and exotic animals such as zoo monkeys. They find homes and foster care for homeless, abandoned, seized and abused animals, and work closely with the wider community to provide education, support and advocacy on animal welfare issues.

Arts and Culture

  • Winner - Raranga Whiriwhiri O Paparakau
  • Runner Up - Writer’s Plot Bookshop

Education and Youth Development

  • Winner - TAYDN (Te Awaikairangi Youth Development Network)
  • Runner Up - Totara Park Playcentre

Health and Wellbeing

  • Winner - My Life My Way
  • Runner Up - Awaken Church
  • Mayoral Commendation - Upper Hutt Women’s Centre – Counselling

Heritage and Environment

  • Winner - Helping You Help Animals (HUHA)
  • Runner Up - Pest Free Upper Hutt

Sports and Leisure

  • Winner - Upper Hutt Dog Training School
  • Runner Up - Trentham United Harriers and Walkers
  • Mayoral Commendation - NTrailz

Rising Star

  • Winner - Upper Hutt Start Up
  • Runner Up - Create UH

The winning community groups from Upper Hutt will join winners from around the region for the award finals in November.

About the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards

Every year, Wellington International Airport, Wellington Community Trust, 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.