porirua youth awards 2022


Thirteen of our rangatahi were celebrated for their outstanding accomplishments at this year’s thirteenth annual Porirua Youth Awards.

Porirua Mayor Anita Baker congratulated each of them for their hard work and achievements at the awards ceremony at Pataka.  Recipients received up to $1500 to put towards further study or other goals.

Rangatahi participating and leading the way in education, culture and arts, environment and community work and sports feature in the awards each year.

A special thanks goes out to our Emcee’s Aria Samia and Sarah Habib who did an amazing  job.



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, Ishaan Badiyani, Paige Lilo, Cedar Porteous, Oriana Ewens