Awards in Porirua

Volunteers, Individuals, businesses and community groups make up the heart of Porirua. Let’s celebrate our awesome volunteers for their valuable contribution to the city.

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Porirua Civic Awards

Porirua Civic Awards recognise citizens, who by their personal leadership, inspiration, sacrifice or devotion to a cause, have made a significant contribution to the Porirua City community. Find out more.

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Porirua Mayoral Awards

This year, Mayor Anita Baker is calling for nominations for special Mayoral Awards to recognise locals who have supported the community through Covid. They will recognise individuals who have gone above and beyond in their paid roles, or as volunteers, during the Covid response to help keep our communities safe. . Find out more

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Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards

Recognises the work carried out by community groups in Porirua. The focus of the awards is to celebrate volunteers for their valuable contribution to society.

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Wellington Sport and Recreation Awards

Acknowledges and celebrates the contribution sport and recreation makes to the community.


Porirua Sports Awards

Recognise, celebrate and reward sportspeople living in Porirua City for their achievements. The awards are back for 2023 and will be held at Te Rauparaha Arena on Wednesday 1 November. See nomination form below.

Nomination form

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Porirua Youth Awards

Twelve rangitahi will be celebrated for their outstanding accomplishments, with recipients receiving up to $1500 to put towards further study or other goals. Education, arts and culture, environment and community work, and sports feature as categories each year. Two age categories - junior (11-15 year olds) and senior (16-19 year olds).

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The Wellys

Celebration of the great individuals across all sectors of our community. These people make Porirua an exciting and vibrant place to live and work.

Gold Awards

Wellington Gold Awards

In association with The Dominion Post, the Gold Awards celebrate excellence and enterprise of businesses in Porirua.

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Porirua Small Business Awards

Recognising and celebrating small business excellence and resilience in our city.


Porirua Hall of Fame

The Porirua Hall of Fame was established after Te Rauparaha Arena was opened in November, 2008.

It highlights a group of individuals that have helped put Porirua on the map with their contributions in the sporting, arts and political fields.