The HAPAI building will be closed and our customer services team will be unavailable as we make the move back to the Civic Centre. We'll still be receiving phone calls through our call centre. We apologise for the inconvenience but look forward to welcoming customers back to the Civic Centre from Monday 2 October.
Nomination has now closed.
Our Young Achievers Awards is for young people aged 13 – 18 living in Upper Hutt who are nominated in recognition of the incredible mahi they are doing in our community. The four categories for nomination are:
Environment Award: Outstanding contribution towards the protection or enhancement of the environment.
Community Service Award: Offering care and assistance to the community through invaluable voluntary contribution.
Whirinaki Whare Taonga Arts & Culture Award: Outstanding achievement in the cultural field including any aspects of visual art, performing arts and/or cultural expression.
Leadership Award: Outstanding leadership – this may include sports, academic, community, cultural, environmental and/or social enterprise.
The panel of judges (comprising of young people, award sponsors and staff) will carefully evaluate each application, and select the finalists. The nominator, nominees, their whānau and guests will be invited to attend our awards ceremony held in the Gillies Group Theatre at Whirinaki Whare Taonga, where the winners will be announced.
The awards ceremony is a fun night of local entertainment, kai, and of course the chance to highlight awesome local rangatahi.
Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2023
Time: 4.45PM - 7.00PM
Venue: Gillies Group Theatre | Whirinaki Whare Taonga
If you have any questions, please contact Whero West or Cat Hamlin at email@example.com
Expressions Arts Award
Winner: Shanita Sungswan
Runner up: Te Ata Tu Patelesio
Winner: Chelsey Edwards
Runner up: Katie Hawley
Winner: Emoni Falepapalangi
Runner up: Sasha McNeil
Winner: Param Singh
Runner up: Jaimee Jefferies-Rua
Winner: Johnelle Harawira
Runner up: Kiedis Clark