Porirua Youth Awards





Young people who are outstanding and excellent in both attainment and attitude


The purpose of the Porirua Youth Awards is to reward young people who are excelling.  Awards are given in art and culture,
education, environment or community work, and sport.  Different from most awards, the Porirua Youth Awards recognises
youth in two age categories - junior Years 9 - 11 and senior Years 12 - 13.

This initiative was created in response to numerous inquiries and requests for attention and support to be given to young
people of Porirua who are achieving in school, on the sport field, on the stage, and in the community. The Porirua Youth
Awards provides a medium by which Porirua City acknowledges our youth who are leading the way. Past patron, Hekia
Parata, championed raising funds for Porirua Youth Awards with over $35,000 being raised in 2010 through the
parliamentary games, a celebrity debate, fundraising auction and generous donations. Since then, support has come
from the Porirua City Council and a number of generous sponsors, including Whittakers, Derek Wooton Memorial Trust,
Wellington Windows and Doors, and Bob & Sue Shennan.

2017 Porirua Youth Awards

Applications open - 26 June 2017

Applications close - 11 August 2017

For an application form CLICK HERE

2016 Porirua Youth Awards

The sixth annual Porirua Youth Awards celebrated some of the regions incredibly passionate and talented young people
at Pataka on Septemeber 15th 2016. The awards acknowledge achievements of 12 - 19 year olds across a range of
catagories, including achievements in arts, culture, education, environment, community, and sports. Our panel of judges
had a difficuly job due to the high calibre of applicants. Out of the 46 nominations, 10 recieved highly commended awards,
with 3 recieving excellenec awards.

Congratulations to all winners for 2016 who are all shining examples of outstanding achievers and leaders in our community.
CLICK HERE for the list of recipients for 2016.