Community Safety and Support
Navigate Up
Sign In

Whangarei Youth Awards

This page contains information about the Whangarei Youth Awards.
Updated: 8/02/2019 9:39 a.m.

​Whangarei's Youth Awards recognise and celebrate the tremendous contribution young people make to the Whangarei District and are organised by the Whangarei District Council and the Youth Advisory Group.

There are six categories of the Awards open to anyone aged 12-24, living in the Whangarei District.

Recipients will be selected by a panel of community leaders who work with youth and the Awards will be presented at a function at Toll Stadium on the evening of Saturday 8 July.

Leadership - Rangatiratanga

Someone who leads by example to create a vision to be shared with Whangarei's youth.

Empowerment - Whakamana

Someone who supports others to accomplish their goals in the community.

Volunteer - Kai Tūao

Someone who willingly works for the welfare of others in the community, without seeking compensation.

Team player - Kaiawhina

Someone who is part of a team and who puts others ahead of themselves so that the team achieves its goals.

Group Award - Mahi Ropu

A group that has worked together to tackle a problem identified by the community.

Change-maker - Kaihanga Rereke

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

Nominations closed on Saturday 17 June 2017.

Stay up to date with information by following the Whangarei Youth Advisory Group's facebook page and the Whangarei District Council's facebook page.

YAG Facebook

WDC Facebook

For any queries please contact the Community Services Adviser: or 09 430 4200.


Whangarei District Council owns this website and the information, images and photographs in it are subject to copyright. No portion may be copied or republished without prior permission of Whangarei District Council. We have made every reasonable effort to provide accurate and reliable information. The use of any information is at the website visitor’s own risk and discretion.