Published: 15 July 2022
The Lower Hutt winners have been announced for the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards at a ceremony at Lower Hutt Town Hall on Thursday night.
The Supreme Winner is the Hutt Multicultural Council, a community organisation committed to helping ethnic communities in Lower Hutt by promoting the importance of race unity in the city. They support ethnic communities through their involvement and advocacy at a large number of events and workshops, including their flagship event, Multifest, a celebration that coincides with Race Relations Day each year.
Hutt Multicultural Council also take on an important advocacy role representing our ethnic communities on race and social issues considered by local and central government.
The category winners are:
- Hutt Multicultural Council Inc (Art & Culture)
- Ngā Hau E Whā O Wainuiomata (Education & Child/Youth Development)
- CAP – Christians against Poverty (Health & Wellbeing)
- Pareraho Forest Trust (Heritage & Environment)
- Hutt Valley Fencing (Sport & Leisure)
- The Motorcycle Collective (Rising Star)
The runners-up are:
- Hutt City FM Incorporated (Art & Culture)
- Trade School Industries (Education & Child/Youth Development)
- Team Naenae Knitting Natters (Health & Wellbeing)
- Ngahuru Charitable Trust (Heritage & Environment)
- Capital Basketball (Sport & Leisure)
- Te Ngākau Kahukura o Te Awakairangi (Rising Star)
Hutt City Council’s Chief Executive, Jo Miller said the Airport’s Community Awards is an opportunity to highlight the long-standing service and efforts of our volunteers.
“This is an important occasion to recognise the outstanding work of all nominees, who through their selfless devotion and passion, make a positive contribution and difference to our people and city.”
Wellington Airport’s Manager Brand and Sponsorship, Jo Maxwell, said the airport was proud to recognise the amazing work of community groups in Hutt City over the previous 12 months.
“Many of these groups don’t always get the recognition they deserve, which is a big reason why we run these awards,” she said.
“Congratulations to all the winners, and best of luck for the Regional Community Awards finals later this year.”