Civic and Community Awards
Nominations for the 2021 Civic Awards will open shortly.
Civic Awards are a way to recognise the efforts some of our local residents contribute, helping make our community vibrant, diverse and thriving. Every year a number of people are recognised for their tireless work with nominations for a Civic Award.
Civic Awards are awarded to local residents who have:
- carried out meritorious voluntary service for the benefit of the district
- made a significant contribution to the welfare of others within New Zealand or overseas
- made outstanding personal achievements in their field.
Note: the awards were not held in 2020 due to COVID-19. For further information, contact us.
Nominations for the 2021 Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards are now open until 31 May.
The Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards are a way to recognise groups or an organisation that help make Kāpiti a great place to live. And every nominator will go in the draw to win a Bed and Breakfast package for two from Rydges Wellington Airport!
Kāpiti Coast District Council and Wellington Community Trust, together with Wellington Airport, work together to honour the efforts made by groups of residents in our district.
The Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards focus on volunteer groups in the categories of Heritage & Environment, Health & Wellbeing, Arts & Culture, Sports & Leisure, Education & Child/Youth Development, and Rising Star.
You can check out the 2019 winners in the Kāpiti awards. Note: the awards were not held in 2020 due to COVID-19.
Previous regional winners from Kāpiti
Art & Culture Winner 2019 – Ōtaki Promotions Group
Ōtaki Promotions Group are a collection of local volunteers who organise and advocate for local initiatives that will have a positive impact on the wider Ōtaki community. They stage community events with highlights including the annual Ōtaki Kite Festival and a Community Expo.
Rising Star Winner 2019 – M.A.T.C.H. The Māoriland Tech Creative Hub
Ōtaki's M.A.T.C.H is a tech creative learning centre supporting rangatahi to thrive as digital storytellers through workshops and access to industry leaders, so that they can enter high value careers as the producers, developers and thought pioneers of the future. M.A.T.C.H is a Māoriland Charitable Trust kaupapa improving the social, economic and educational opportunities for their community in Ōtaki.