Wellington Airport Community Awards

These awards are designed to recognise volunteer groups and what they do. They are supported by the Wellington Airport, in partnership with Wellington City Council and the four other local councils.

The awards celebrate the valuable contribution made by volunteers. Nominations can be made for any not-for-profit group or organisation working in the interests of the community, including one of which you are a member.

The Awards are designed to recognise past achievements and do not exclude community groups who use professionals to support the delivery of services undertaken by volunteers.

You can read more about the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards on the Wellington Airport website.


The awards have five categories:

  • Arts and Culture - Enhance and increase participation in arts and creative leisure activities
  • Education and Child/Youth Development - Improvement or enhancement of the educational and social development of children / youth
  • Health and Wellbeing - Enhancing the health and wellbeing of our community
  • Heritage and Environment - Improvement or revitalising of the environment, culture or heritage
  • Sport and Leisure - Increase participation and enjoyment in physical sport, leisure activities and recreational pursuits

2023 Wellington Community Awards Winners

Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award is designed to recognise and encourage emerging and grass-roots groups doing great things in our community. To qualify, the groups or projects need to have been in operation for less than two years, be 100% volunteer run, be new to our Community Awards, and not part of a national organisation.

Supreme Winner 2023

Capital Kiwi Trust Board

The Supreme Winner was Capital Kiwi Trust Board. Since 2018, the Capital Kiwi Project has partnered with locals, iwi and landowners to prepare Wellington’s western hills for the return of kiwi. Now, over 60 kiwi have been released into the area.

More information

Mark Farrar
Connected Communities

 Phone  021 227 8525
 Email  mark.farrar@wcc.govt.nz