Wellington Airport Community Awards

Every year Wellington International Airport, Wellington Community Trust, and the five local councils hold the Wellington Airport Community Awards to recognise and celebrate the work carried out by community groups in the Wellington region.

This year 74 nominations were received for Upper Hutt throughout 6 categories.   

2021 category winners and runners up are as follows.

Arts & Culture
  • Winners: Heretaunga Players
  • Runners up: Writer’s Plot Bookshop
Education & Youth Development
  • Winners: YMCA – Raise Up
  • Runners up: Te Whare Tane
Health & Wellbeing
  • Winners: Ōrongomai Marae
  • Runners up: Upper Hutt Autism Group
Heritage & Environment
  • Winners: Urban Wildlife Trust
  • Runners up: Upper Hutt Repair Café Trust
Sports & Leisure
  • Winners: Community Sports Bank
  • Runners up: Assisted Golf (Dementia Wellington/The Royal Wellington Golf Club)
Rising Star
  • Winners: Food 4 Thought
  • Runners up: Ellie’s Canine Rescue & Rehome

Upper Hutt City Council wishes to thank all finalists for your contribution to the city.