Youth awards

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Selwyn residents are being asked to put forward nominations for this year’s New Zealand Youth Awards. 

The annual awards recognise and celebrate young New Zealanders who have achieved outstanding results, as well as those who have made a significant contribution in their communities.
Minister for Youth, Peeni Henare, said the 2018 Youth Awards build on the success of previous years.

“In 2018 we will recognise 18 rangatahi, nominated by their peers and communities, across six distinct award categories,” Mr Henare said.

“The categories in 2018 recognise crucial skills and personal qualities such as leadership, empathy, working for the benefit of others and caring for our environment.

“It is great to see young people at the forefront of leading initiatives and supporting their communities in areas such as the arts, culture, education, business and the environment.

“I want to encourage more young people to develop their natural leadership skills and mana. These awards are both to inspire and give confidence to other young people that it could be them receiving an award next.”

Applications are now open and will close at noon, April 26. The award winners will be formally recognised at a celebratory event in June.

For more information on the New Zealand Youth Awards 2018, go to