Kāpiti Good Sorts and Community Awards
Our annual Kāpiti Good Sorts Awards celebrate and acknowledge the outstanding contributions of our local residents, while the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards are a way to recognise groups and organisations that help make Kāpiti a great place to live.
Kāpiti Good Sorts Awards
This year we renamed our Civic Awards to the Kāpiti Good Sorts Awards. These awards recognise individual residents who’ve made a lasting impact in the community. It’s about celebrating our local heroes – those who care about our community and are taking action to make a difference for those who call Kāpiti home. Based on public nominations, Council gives awards for exemplary service or leadership for their community.
Kāpiti Good Sorts Awards are awarded to individuals and groups who:
- lead by example, through compassion and kindness, to support and serve our communities
- enhance the wellbeing of vulnerable people in our community
- create new ways to help our communities be safe, healthy, thriving, and connected.
Nominations for the Kāpiti Good Sorts Awards 2023 closed 5pm, Wednesday 31 May.
Nominees will be invited to a local awards ceremony on 30 August, where the winners will be announced.
We love hearing about the contributions, achievements, and special qualities of our district’s Good Sorts and how they've helped make a difference for those who call Kāpiti home.
Our judging panel assesses the merits of each nomination against criteria and supporting evidence to decide who'll receive a Kāpiti Good Sorts award.
The panel may contact the nominator to clarify statements in their nomination if required.
Preference is given to people who have not received recognition in the form of a Queen’s/King’s Birthday or New Year Honours.
If you have any questions about the Kāpiti Good Sorts awards you can email or call the Connected Communities team.
Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards
Kāpiti Coast District Council, together with Wellington Airport, work together to honour the efforts made by groups of residents in our district.
The Wellington Airport Regional Awards recognise the contributions made by community groups in six categories:
- arts and culture
- education and child/youth development
- health and wellbeing
- heritage and environment
- sport and leisure
- rising star category for emerging groups.
Note: these awards recognise community groups and organisations, not individual volunteers.
Nominations for the Wellington Airport Regional Awards closed Wednesday 31 May.
Local nominations for both the Kāpiti Good Sorts and Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards will be judged by our local panel of Mayor Janet Holborow and our community board chairs.
The winners of each local Community Award category are automatically entered into the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards.
Members of the public will have an opportunity to vote for the finalists in the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards’ People’s Choice Award.
|1 May||Nominations open|
|31 May||Nominations close|
|Late June||Judging panel consider nominations|
|30 August||Kāpiti Awards ceremony|
|September||Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards ceremony|
Kāpiti Coast District Council hosts a local awards ceremony for both the Kāpiti Good Sorts and Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards.
Local Kāpiti Community Award winners are also invited to attend a Regional Community Awards dinner hosted by Wellington Airport.
The regional category, People's Choice and Supreme Award winners are announced at an awards dinner hosted by Wellington Airport.
The Supreme Winner will receive a cash prize, an advertising package, and a framed certificate, along with a trophy that is held for one year.