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PADA are a finalist in the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards 2022 for Wellington City.


PADA are thrilled to be named as a finalist in the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards for 2022. Every year, Wellington Airport and the five local councils come together to recognise the work carried out by community groups in the wider Wellington region. The focus of the awards is to celebrate volunteers for their valuable contribution to society.

The awards start with the greater Wellington region’s five councils (Wellington City, Porirua, Kāpiti, Hutt City and Upper Hutt) awarding volunteer organisations in their local community under the following categories: Art & Culture, Education and Child/Youth Development. Health and Wellbeing, Heritage and Environment, Sport and Leisure, plus a Rising Star Award for emerging groups.

PADA Finalist Awards

The winners from each region then go forward to the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards for the overall award in their category, and the opportunity to be named Supreme Winner. The winners are announced at an annual celebration dinner.

Wellington Airport and the local councils have run the awards since 2004, recognising hundreds of community groups across the region.

Nominations are open during April-May each year. Community groups or members of the public are invited to nominate any not-for-profit group or organisation working in the interests of the community.

See all the finalists here.

About the awards

Wellington City Community Awards Function will take place on Tuesday 23 August where the Wellington City award winners and runners-up will be announced here .

PADA wishes to thank Wellington Airport for the recognition they provide to charities and community groups in the Wellington region, especially those who are run by volunteers and organisations such as ourselves who receive no regular government funding but work so hard for families and whānau across Wellington and Aotearoa.