This year’s Community Awards culminated in a ceremony held at Te Marae where the regional winners were announced.

Each year the Wellington Community Trust joins together with Wellington Airport and the 5 local councils to recognise the work carried out by community groups in the wider Wellington region. The focus of the Awards is to reward the valuable contribution made by volunteers.

Supreme Award 2016 – CubaDupa (Creative Capital Arts Trust)

Also winner of the regional Arts and Culture category.

Regional winners in each category

Education and Child/Youth Development: InsideOUT


Health and Wellbeing: Upper Hutt Community Rescue NZ RT9

Upper Hutt Community Rescue

Heritage and Environment: Friends of the Otaki River

Sport and Leisure: Raptors Tag Club

Rising Star Award: Naenae Fruit & Vege Co-op

Naenae Fruit & Vege Co-op

Wellington Community Trust provided awards totalling $43,500. Further awards were provided by Wellington Airport. Congratulations to all the winners and runners up from the regional finals awards!

Watch more videos from the Regional Community Awards