Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Wellington Airport Regional Community Award Finalists

Wellington Airport Regional Community Award Finalists

Volunteer groups in Porirua were recognised for their services to the people of Porirua in the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards announced last night.

Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett thanked all the finalists for their hard work and dedication.

“We are lucky to have such dedicated community volunteers here in Porirua. Their work makes a huge difference to the lives of many in our city and contributes to Porirua’s unique sense of community.”

These annual awards recognise the valuable contribution of volunteers to community groups across the Wellington Region, across five categories – Art & Culture, Education & Child Youth Development, Health & Wellbeing, Heritage & Environment and Sport & Leisure.

The Supreme Winner for Porirua, Partners Porirua Charitable Trust, was also the winner of the Education & Child Youth Development category. Mana Parents Centre was runner up.

Other category winners were:

Health & Wellbeing: Pregnancy Help Inc. Runner Up - Tuahine Toa.

Heritage & Environment: Guardians of Pauatahanui Inlet. Runner Up - NZ Green Bike Trust.

Sport & Leisure: Porirua Park Run. Runner Up - Porirua Canoe Kayak Club.

Art & Culture: Virtuoso Strings Charitable Trust.

The Supreme Winner, Partners Porirua Charitable Trust, and all category winners will represent Porirua at the Wellington Awards later in the year. The winner from those awards will then go onto represents the Wellington region at the National Trust Power Community Awards.

The awards are an initiative of Wellington Community Trust who in partnership with Wellington International Airport Limited and the five local councils – Upper Hutt, Hutt Valley, Wellington, Porirua & Kapiti – recognise the work carried out by community groups in the wider Wellington region.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Labour: Parata Puts Brakes On Charter School Appraisal

“When the Ministry of Education recommended they compare the achievements of children at charter schools to those of their counterparts at state schools, the documents show Hekia Parata specifically prohibited them from doing so." More>>


Bad Day For Universities: Gun, Bomb Threats On Three Campuses

Dunedin Police are continuing their investigation into the threat made against the University of Otago. Staff are following a number of lines of inquiry, and police are working to verify the authenticity and source of the post. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Deal Reached In Atlanta

Yes, the TPP has helped to knock a few points off the tariffs facing our exporters. Yet some of those alleged dollar gains may well have been made regardless over time – and without the negative baggage of the concessions in the non-trade areas (intellectual property, copyright extensions, investor-state dispute mechanisms etc) that the TPP deal also brings in its wake. More>> (Cartoon by Dave Wolland)

Public Summaries:


Wellington.Scoop: Serco – First The Prisons, And Now It Wants To Run The Trains

As the government continues its inquiry into Serco’s discredited administration of Mt Eden prison in Auckland, here in Wellington there’s further scrutiny of the British outsourcing company – because it’s competing to take over the running of our commuter trains. More>>


Pre-Signing: Gordon Campbell On The TPP Countdown

To date, the Key government has been unwilling to share any information about this TPP deal until it is too late for outraged public opinion to affect the outcome... the disclosure process is likely to consist of a similarly skewed and careful exercise in spin. More>>


Australia Deportations: English Relaxed On Immigration Centre Conditions

Labour's Annette King: “There have been numerous reports from inside these detention centres on just how bad conditions are... If they were being held in any other foreign jail, I imagine Mr English would be somewhat concerned. More>>


Schools: Achievement-Based Funding Would Be A Disaster

The Education Minister’s speech to the PPTA Conference raising the spectre of achievement data driving a new funding system would be disastrous, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More>>

  • Video Out-Link - PPTA Annual Conference 2015 on Livestream (Q+A dicussion suggests funding would be directed to less successful schools.)

  • ALSO:

    ECE Report:

    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news