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Nominations for the Wellington Airport Community Awards close 31 May.

We know about autumn changing into winter, but another season that’s also upon us is awards season.

Right now, you can nominate for the Airport, Gold, and Small Business awards – all of them highlighting and celebrating business in Porirua, the people who make them tick, and those that give their time to volunteer in the community.

Nominations for the Wellington Airport Community Awards close 31 May. The focus of the awards is to recognise the amazing work carried out by not-for-profit and community groups in the region, and the valuable contributions that volunteers make to society. The five councils in the region give their own awards in categories such as arts & culture, heritage & environment and sport & leisure, with the winners going to the main awards evening later in the year.

As an added incentive, there is a fantastic prize draw for nominators! Search online for ‘Wellington Airport Awards’.

Entries for the 2021 Gold Awards close 17 May. These awards celebrate excellence and enterprise of businesses in the region and are a way of paying tribute to those who continue to build Wellington as a successful hub.

There are creative, cyber, innovation and global categories, among others, with over 300 businesses nominated each year. Weta Digital, Icebreaker, Boomrock and Wings over Wairarapa are among those lauded since the Gold Awards began in 1999, with Convex Accounting and AgriNova NZ showing the way as Porirua finalists last year. Search ‘Gold Awards 2021’.

The Love Local Porirua Small Business Awards take place on 29 June. This is an outstanding opportunity for the Porirua community to show its support for our small businesses and share their stories.

While we often highlight the biggest and brightest – it’s the small businesses that are often the lifeblood of a community.

Go to the Porirua Business Month page on the Council website to nominate and to find out more on what’s happening in June.

12 May 2021