TAKA Trust win Hutt City Community Awards

11 Jul 2019

TAKA Trust - 2019 Supreme Winner for Hutt City in the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards

Congratulations to TAKA Trust, Supreme Winner for Hutt City in the 2019 Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards.

Te Awakairangi Access (TAKA) Trust provides tamariki who need it the most with access to sports, technology, cultural events, modern learning and the arts. Through these opportunities, learning and experiences, their long term goal is to empower tamariki to realise their dreams and have a chance to break the poverty cycle.

Congratulations to all the Hutt City winners:

Art & Culture

  • Winner: Hutt City Brass band
  • Runner Up: Pomare Taita Community Trust - Blue Fire Tigers

Education & Child Youth Development

  • Winner: Te Awakairangi Access Trust
  • Runner Up: YOUth Inspire

Health & Wellbeing

  • Winner: Common Unity Project Aotearoa Remakery
  • Runner Up: Bellyful Hutt Valley
  • Highly Commended: Kitten Inn
  • Highly Commended: Heartfulness

Heritage & Environment

  • Winner: Friends of Baring Head Charitable Trust
  • Runner Up: Naenae Nature Trust

Sport & Leisure

  • Winner: Hutt Valley Riding for the Disabled (RDA)
  • Runner Up: Wellington Windsurfing Association

Rising Star

  • Winner: Enliven Connect
  • Runner Up: Big Brothers Big Sisters

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


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.