Celebrating Success

We are promoting Porirua, the young talent within the city, and helping to foster a sense of community pride.

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PORIRUA YOUTH AWARDS

The purpose of the Porirua Youth Awards is to give financial assistance to young people who are excelling by providing a financial recognition of that excellence. There are up to five categories for the grants –

Art and Culture, Education, Sport, STEM, Environmental or community work.

 

How The youth awards work

Applications open in August each year and close in September.
Interviews are held with a judging panel and award recipients are chosen.
The Youth Awards function is held and the successful recipients receive their awards.

 

2022 PORIRUA YOUTH AWARDS RECIPIENTS

He whakamihi, congratulations to our 2022 Porirua Youth Award Recipients!

Recipient

School

Award

Award Category 

Teniku Vailahi 

Porirua College 

Highly Commended 

Art & Culture

Paige Lilo

Whitby Collegiate 

Highly Commended 

Sport 

Ishaan Badiyani

Whitby Collegiate 

Highly Commended

Education 

Oriana Ewens 

Tawa College

Highly Commended

Art & Culture

Mannfred Sofara

Bishop Viard College

Highly Commended 

Education and Leadership

Samuel Lee

Aotea College

Excellence

Education

Jack Chapman

Mana College 

Highly Commended 

Community, Environment and Leadership 

Cedar Porteous 

Tawa College

Highly Commended

Community and Environment 

Ana Ayora 

St Mary’s College 

Highly Commended 

Community and Environment

Maiden-Lee Coe

Te Kura Māori o Porirua

Highly Commended

Sport

Kaita Hummel-Jibiki

Tawa College

Highly Commended 

STEM

Isobel Reece

Aotea College

Highly Commended

STEM

Hannah Grace

Kapiti College 

Excellence 

STEM

 

 

Back: Samuel Lee, Jack Chapman, Mannfred Sofara, Teniku Vailahi

Front: Ana Ayora, Hannah Grace, Isobel Reece, Maiden-Lee Coe, Kaita Hummel-Jibiki, Mayor Anita Baker, Ishaan Badiyani, Paige Lilo, Cedar Porteous, Oriana Ewens

YOUNG EMPLOYEE AWARD AND DALE CARNEGIE AWARD

Each year Partners Porirua coordinates these awards as a way of celebrating many of the outstanding rangatahi employed in Porirua. Dale Carnegie also sponsors the Young Leader of the Year who receives a scholarship to attend this world-famous programme.

The Young Employee Awards evening was recently held in conjunction with the Porirua Chamber of Commerce and Porirua City Council.  The event took place at the Pataka Dance Studio, a great place to celebrate our youth.  Nominees included young employees from across many different sectors such as hospitality, sales and service, construction and recreation. This year we had 30 nominations, all of a very high calibre. The feedback from employers and attendees at the function has been very positive.

CONGRATULATIONS 2022 WINNERS
Winner of the 2020 Young Employee Award – Albert McKane from Revl LTD
Dale Carnegie Leadership Award – Ethan Cooper-Martin from The Graeme Dingle Foundation
Rising Star Award – Tina Paulo from Downer                                                                                                Contribution to Business Awards – Liam Rongonui from Russell Properties LTD,                    Tylah Beyer-Mair from Mitsubishi Motors New Zealand

 

 

 

RECOGNITION FOR PARTNERS PORIRUA’S WORK

Partners Porirua is well recognised for its community contributions and sound business practice. In 2013 and 2016 the organisation was named the winner of the Outstanding Contribution to the Community award at the Westpac Porirua Business Awards.  Tau kē!

Partners Porirua was also recognised for the valuable contribution of volunteers in being named the 2014 Porirua region Supreme Winner in the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards.

A key success factor for Partners Porirua has been its ability to bring together businesses and community to work alongside educators to encourage rangatahi to be innovative, enterprising and entrepreneurial. These are the qualities required for the workforce of the future and the key to developing youth for te ao mahi, the working world, .

“We are promoting Porirua, the young talent within the city, and helping to foster a sense of community pride.”

Michelle Robinson
Executive Director
Partners Porirua

“The Dale Carnegie Leadership award made all the hard work worth it. The confidence this gave me, and the scholarship I received, enabled me to accomplish things beyond what I would have thought was possible.”

Jessica Pritchard
Young Leader of the Year scholarship recipient 2017

“The Young Leader of the Year scholarship provides outstanding young employees in Porirua with the opportunity to shine and develop into outstanding leaders of the future. We’re proud to sponsor this initiative.”

Peter Couchman
Managing Director
Dale Carnegie Wellington