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Civic Awards

Volunteers make up the heart of our community. We’re pleased to recognise volunteers’ efforts and encourage them to keep up the good work achieving many positive outcomes for Porirua City.

Congratulations to our 2021 Civic Awards winners!

Each year the Council holds a public nominations process for Civic Awards for voluntary service. The 2021 nominations closed on 3 May 2021 and the successful recipients were recognised at Pātaka on 21 June.

The Civic Awards are the city’s highest honour to recognise citizens, who by their personal leadership, inspiration, sacrifice or devotion to a cause, have made a significant contribution to the community well-being of Porirua City.

Here is the link to the news release on the 2021 winners:

Key dates

  • Nominations opened 6 April 2021
  • Nominations closed 3 May 2021
  • Recipients confirmed 27 May 2021
  • Awards night 21 June 2021


Possible nominees would likely have spent many years giving up their time to make a difference, sometimes behind the scenes, and we’d love to hear about them. Categories for consideration include those who have given their time making a difference in areas like the environment, social services, education, youth and culture. 

Sporting achievements aren’t included as these are covered by the Porirua Sports Awards.


If you know someone who fits the bill then please keep in mind our nominations process opening in March next year.

Here is our 2021 Guide to give you an idea about the type of information we look for. 

If you have any queries, please contact or phone (04) 237 5089.

News about civic awards

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Outstanding volunteers receive Porirua Civic Awards

Twelve recipients received awards for their dedicated community service.

21 Jun 2021
Porirua Civic Awards 2019

Porirua celebrates Civic Award winners

The 2019 Porirua Civic Awards were handed out at Pātaka on June 17.

23 Jun 2019
2018 Civic Award Recipients

Shine a light on Porirua’s local heroes

Now is your chance to nominate an amazing community volunteer for a Civic Award

10 Apr 2019

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