Awards celebrate 50th
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.’’