Civic Awards and Mayoral 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.

Nominate people who’ve done great things for Porirua!

2022 Porirua Civic Awards and Mayoral Awards

Do you know someone who's made a difference in your community? Nominate them today!

The Council is calling again for nominations for the city’s highest honour! The Porirua Civic Awards and the Porirua Mayoral 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.

The Civic Awards recognise volunteers who've done great things for our city. They would have spent many years giving up their time to make a difference - sometimes behind the scenes, and we'd love to hear about them!

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

The awards were postponed from May due to Covid and they will now take place on Tuesday 21 June 2022 during National Volunteer Week.

Key dates

  • Nominations open - 1 April 2022
  • Nominations close - 30 April 2022
  • Recipients confirmed - 2 June 2022
  • Event day - 21 June 2022


👉 Download the Nomination form

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 nominate them now!

Here is our 2022 Guide to give you an idea about the type of information we look for. 

Any questions?

Get in touch with Hannah Toomaga, Executive Assistant to CE: or phone (04) 237 2029.

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