VYA Youth Awards
The Volunteer Youth Awards took place at the Matamata-Piako Civic and Memorial Centre on August 30, 2018. This free event was open to everyone to come along and celebrate the great things young people are doing in our community. The evening included keynote speaker Mike King (New Zealand comedian and teen youth suicide prevention advocate).
Morrinsville Rotary Music/Arts award - Rachael Bloemendal
Noble and Lee Leadership Award – Monique Mellow
Ngāti Haua Iwi Trust Māori Contribution Award – Nelly Wilson
The Boltholder Entrepreneur – Luka Stewart
Aroha Natural Honey Overcoming Adversity – Ollie Morton Farrelly
Property Brokers Employee Award – Amy Pollock
Te Aroha Lions Service to Community Award – Jasmine Hobbs
The Morrinsville Lions Club Service to Community Award – Damon Taylder
The Matamata Lions Club Service to Community – Caitlin Crozier.
We would like to thank all our sponsors and community groups who helped bring this event together.