E tūtaki ana ngā kapua o te rangi, kei runga, kei runga te Mangoroa e kōpae pū ana | The clouds in the sky close over, but above them spreads the milky way

Our Board of Trustees were delighted to be the ‘runners up’ in the governance award section in Te Puna Tautoko Volunteer Wellington Mahi Aroha Awards held last week.


The event was held at the KPMG offices in central Wellington and was attended by over 100 guests from the community, and public and business sectors in the Wellington region.


Our kaiārahi, who mainly work in the mental health and health & wellbeing sectors, and who, like many of us, have a busy family life, give their time unselfishly to ensure that PADA can build a better and brighter future for families and whānau during their pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting journey, to improve the gaps in our mental health services, and to eliminate the stigma of perinatal mental illness in Aotearoa.


Thank you to Te Puna Tautoko Volunteer Wellington and all the judges for recognising their mahi and acknowledging their aroha.


You can check out our amazing Board here.


We also want to acknowledge the Board of Trustees of Mary Potter Hospice who won the award. We were honoured to be finalists alongside an organisation that has touched so many of our lives, and, who work tirelessly for the Wellington community.


Acknowledgements also to the guest speakers, Hon Priyanca Radhakrishnan MP, Minister for the Community & Voluntary Sector and Mayor Andy Foster for Wellington, and to the sponsors KPMG and InternetNZ.


PADA Fundraising Manager Denise Graham, PADA Board of Trustees Leigh Bredenkamp and Elizabeth Tinkler


PADA Fundraising Manager Denise Graham receiving the award from Mayor Andy Foster for Wellington.



Photo Credit – Thank you to Éva Kaprinay for the wonderful photos of the night.