The Trust is delighted to be an enthusiastic supporter of the Wellington Airport Community Awards. Every year Wellington International Airport, WCT, 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. Previous winners are listed below.

Winners of the 2015 Awards celebrating at Te Papa Photo: Mark Tantrum

Community Awards 2019 – COVID-19 Update

Community Awards Winners 2018

Community Awards Winners 2017

Community Awards Winners 2016

Community Awards Winners 2015

A regional partnership

The Wellington Community Trust works in partnership with Wellington Airport and the 5 local councils – Kapiti, Porirua, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt and Wellington – to recognise the work done by community groups.

Entering the awards

Anyone can nominate a group working in their community.

Nominations open in April each year and close at the end of May. Each regional council hosts a ceremony to honour the groups in their area. The winning groups then attend a gala occasion hosted by Wellington Airport when the category winners and the supreme winner is announced.

Entering the Community Awards

What the winners receive

The awards are provided by the Wellington Community Trust and Wellington Airport. Each winner receives $1,000 and the runners-up receive $250. The overall Supreme Winner receives $5,000.

Judging and awards


Follow the awards

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The overall supreme winner represents the region at the National Trustpower Community Awards.