Time to iden­tify spe­cial youth

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Ap­pli­ca­tions are now open for the 2012 Porirua Youth Awards. The awards were es­tab­lished by Na­tional List MP Hekia Parata in 2010 to ac­knowl­edge tal­ented young peo­ple, aged 12-18, who are ex­celling in art and cul­ture, ed­u­ca­tion, en­vi­ron­ment, community, and sport and give them an op­por­tu­nity to de­velop their po­ten­tial.

‘‘We are for­tu­nate to have a great amount of tal­ent and po­ten­tial among Porirua’s young peo­ple and this is a great op­por­tu­nity to cel­e­brate their gifts,’’ Ms Parata says.

‘‘I would re­ally like to en­cour­age our young peo­ple to think se­ri­ously about en­ter­ing.’’

Last year 13 young peo­ple were recog­nised for their achieve­ments – four re­ceived ex­cel­lence awards. Each re­ceived $1000 in prize money.

Ap­pli­ca­tions are avail­able from www.porirua foun­da­tion. org. nz/ forms- porirua- youth- awards and close on Au­gust 24.

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