VYA Youth Awards

poster advertising youth Awards on 30 August

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.