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Whangarei Youth Awards

This page contains information about the Whangarei Youth Awards.
Updated: 9/12/2015 9:01 a.m.

​Whangarei District Council and the Youth Advisory Group were proud to host the Whangarei Youth Awards at a function at Toll Stadium on the evening of Saturday 5 December.

These awards acknowledge the contribution that the youth of Whangarei make to our district everyday in many different ways. 

The Whangarei Youth Awards recognise and celebrate young people aged between 12 and 24 who have made a significant contribution to their community. They are intended for outstanding young people who are valued as active members of their community.

The Whangarei Youth Awards were awarded to the following recipients in each of the following Award categories:

Leadership: Rangatiratanga - Irihapeti Edwards

A person who inspires people to achieve bigger and better things around the Whangarei District. Someone who leads by example, produces tangible results and creates a vision to be shared with Whangarei’s youth.

Empowerment: Whakamana  -  Velma Pomare –Brown 

Someone who provides support to others to allow them to accomplish their goals in the community.

Volunteer: Kai Tūao - Callum Bracey

Someone who willingly provides tangible services to the community for the betterment of others, without seeking compensation for services rendered.

Team Player: Kaiawhina - Michael Clark

Someone who works for the team and who puts others ahead of themselves. He is an integral part of the team, who ensures a cohesive structure and provides momentum.Group Award: Mahi Rōpu -  Whangarei Blue Light Young Leaders Group
A group that has made inroads into a problem identified by the community.

Change-maker:  Kaihanga Rerekē -  Jason McNae

A person who, through embracing diversity, has created change in their community.

2015 Supreme Award: Tino Nui -  Irihapeti Edwards



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