Record number of award nominations
Health & Wellbeing
There are a number of Ka¯piti finalists in the Wellington Airport Community Awards. The airport received more than 270 nominations from across the Wellington region, the highest ever. “After a break in 2020, we’re so pleased to be recognising the wonderful work volunteers have been doing across the region to support their local communities,” airport brand and sponsorship manager Jo Maxwell said. “Over the past 18 months community groups have really risen to the challenge to keep their communities connected and cared for, and to rebuild. “It’s heartening to see Covid hasn’t stopped Wellingtonians helping each other.” Wellington Community Trust chief executive Linn Araboglos said, “The community awards highlight the incredible work that volunteers and community leaders do in the Wellington region.” Wellington International Airport, Wellington Community Trust, and the five local councils come together to recognise the work carried out by community groups in the wider Wellington region. Local award winners and runners-up will be announced at functions hosted by the five local councils in July/August. Later in the year a regional supreme winner will be selected by the regions’ mayors and 2019 Regional Supreme Award Winner InsideOUT. The public will also have an opportunity to vote for a people’s choice award. Ka¯piti finalists: Birthright Ka¯piti, Coast Access Radio, Ekta, Evaro Ka¯piti (Wellington After Care Association), Ka¯piti Basketball Association, Ka¯piti Bears Rugby League Club, Kapiti Equestrian Advocacy Group, Ka¯piti WDS Support Group, Ka¯piti Women’s Centre, L’Arche Kapiti, O¯ taki Food Bank, O¯ taki St John Shuttle Van Service, Paraparaumu Scout Group, Pickle Pot Be-In, SeniorNet Ka¯piti, Te Ara Korowai, Zero Waste O¯ taki.