Awards cel­e­brate 50th

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Auck­land Chal­lenge In­cor­po­rated has pre­sented 50 awards to cel­e­brate the 50th anniversary of The Duke of Ed­in­burgh’s Hil­lary Award pro­gramme in New Zealand.

Fifty peo­ple were awarded a Gold Duke of Ed­in­burgh Hil­lary Award by His Ex­cel­lency The Gover­norGen­eral of New Zealand, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae ear­lier this month.

The Auck­land Chal­lenge In­cor­po­ra­tion (ACI) holds the Great Ad­ven­ture Se­ries which is de­signed to mo­ti­vate and en­cour­age young peo­ple to par­tic­i­pate in phys­i­cal ex­er­cise, ad­vance their skills, and fo­cus on vol­un­tary com­mu­nity ser­vice.

ACI also pro­vides ac­cess to train­ers, sup­port staff and as­ses­sors to those in­di­vid­u­als who want to earn the Duke of Edin- burgh’s Hil­lary Award. Award re­cip­i­ent Daniel Sc­holes is now work­ing to­wards a role as an in­struc­tor with ACI.

‘‘Auck­land Chal­lenge pro­vided the sup­port I needed through­out my award. I have made ex­cel­lent friends, con­tacts and gained some great new life skills.’’

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