VYA Youth Awards

poster advertising youth Awards on 30 AugustOn 5 July, 2019 we celebrated our third annual Youth Awards event. This was a free event for anyone to attend and aimed to celebrate the great things young people are doing in our community which often go unnoticed.  

    

 Awards:

O-DEL-EMZ OVERCOMING ADVERSITY - Matthew Liddle

THE BOLTHOLDER ENTREPRENEUR AND INNOVATION - Timothy Hampton

VYA EMPLOYEE AWARD - Sarah Billings

FONTERRA ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT AWARD - Brodie Spearpoint

NATALIE REEVE ARTS AND MUSIC - Damon Taylder

NGĀTI HAUĀ IWI TRUST CULTURAL CONTRIBUTION - Makoha Nightingale-Pene

- New this year the the Mayoral Wild Card award, won by Mia Bowers from Morrinsville. Mia is chosen from among every nominee and has been awarded two tickets to the Festival for the Future workshop in Wellington and two return airfares. 

We would like to thank all our sponsors, judges and community groups who have helped bring this event together.