Nominations for the Upper Hutt City Young Achievers Awards are now closed. Council would like to thank all of you who have nominated an inspiring young person, and believe it is important to celebrate the achievements and successes of local rangatahi.

All finalists and guests will be notified by invitation.


Categories for 2017 include:

Expressions Whirinaki Arts Award: Celebrating a person who demonstrates excellence and passion in the arts. This category incorporates all aspects of the Arts and includes (but is not limited to), cultural performance, dance, digital and visual arts, design and theatre craft.

Leadership: Celebrating a local leader who has made a significant contribution to the community.

Resilience:  Celebrating inspiring young people who have overcome personal challenges. There will be two awards and two runners up for this category.

Sport: Celebrating a sports man or woman with outstanding talent in their chosen sport who upholds a positive and respectful attitude.

Mayoral Award: The Mayors own award with the winner chosen from all Young Achievers finalists.

Award night will take place on Wednesday 7 June at the Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre.



 2016 Mayoral Award Winner, Jessica Rice                    










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Last updated on 10 Apr 2017