Youth awards open
Applications are open for the Porirua Youth Awards, founded in 2010 by Education Minister Hekia Parata.
The four categories are arts/culture, environment/ community, sports and education – with up to eight awards, worth up to $1500, granted annually. Applicants must be aged from 12 to 19.
Ms Parata said the awards were a forum to celebrate talented Porirua youths and give them an opportunity to develop potential.
Last year 11 young people were recognised. Each received $1000 to go towards development in their chosen discipline. Applications are available at poriruafoundation. org.nz. Forms need to be in by August 9. Winners will be announced on September 12.