Wellington Airport Community Awards 2017 - Porirua winners announced

26 Jul 2017

Congratulations to the Wellington Airport Regional Community Award Winners for Porirua that were announced this evening.

The Supreme Award went to Virtuoso Strings!

Virtuoso Strings provides tuition, rehearsals and instruments for free to the community in Porirua, and runs an open youth and community orchestra based in Cannons Creek. They aim to make music education and its social impacts accessible for all.

Art & Culture category

Winner -  Virtuoso Strings

Runner Up – Porirua Little Theatre

Education & Child / Youth Development category

Winner -  Porirua Schools Garden Club

Runner Up - WELLfed (part of Healthy Futures Charitable Trust)

Health & Wellbeing category

Winner - Bodysweat Fitness Porirua

Runner Up - Lions Club of Titahi Bay

Heritage & Environment category

Winner - Friends of Mana Island

Runner Up - Pest Free Plimmerton

Sport & Leisure category

Winner - Te Aramoana Trust

Runner Up - Wellington Group NZ Riding for the Disabled

Rising Star Award

Winner -  Titahi Bay Beach Festival

Runner Up -  The Outpawed Rescue Trust

The winning community groups from Porirua will join winners from around the region for the Regional Award finals in late October.


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.

Read more about the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards