The Nga Manu Education project wins prestigious award



The Nga Manu Education project, funded by Waikanae Rotary and hosted and staffed by Nga Manu Nature Reserve staff, won the regional Rising Star Award for Kapiti District in the Wellington Community Airport AwardsThe project provides hands on field work experience for Year 13 Students from Paraparaumu College, who intend to go on to tertiary studies in a biological or ecological degree.  Although the project progressed to the regional final in the Rising Star category, the category was won by a very worthy project - Silver Noodle Soup a theatre and film making company of young disabled people, tutors and videographers.  Check out videos for all the regional winners in 2002 here

Every year, Wellington Airport and the five local councils come together to recognize 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 organizations 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.

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.