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 (11-15 year olds) and senior (16-19 year olds).

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 in 2010 and since then, support has come from Porirua City
Council and a number of generous sponsors, including Whittakers, Derek Wooton Memorial Trust, Wellington Windows and
Doors, Helen and Chris Kirk-Burnnand and Bob & Sue Shennan.


The ninth annual Porirua Youth Awards celebrated some of the regions incredibly talented and passionate young people
at Pātaka on October 24th 2019. The awards acknowledge achievements of 12 - 19 year olds across a range of categories.
As usual, our panel of judges had a difficult task, due to the high calibre of the 40 total applicants.

 Congratulations to all winners for 2019 who are shining examples of outstanding achievers and leaders in our community.
CLICK HERE for the list of recipients for 2019.