A message from Chris Bishop MP, Chair of the Organising Committee:
The Hutt City Youth Awards are all about shining a light on the talented young people we have here in the Hutt who show huge potential for the future, and who have made a significant contribution to the city.
The awards recognise the extraordinary breadth and depth of talent we have in our young people in Hutt City. Too often young people get a bad rap, particularly in the media. The reality is that in so many different fields, young people are achieving great things. They’re contributing to the community. They’re creating new businesses. They’re volunteering with charities; overcoming challenging personal circumstances to succeed against the odds; leading by example.
The full organising committee includes Chris Bishop MP (Chair), Ken Laban (Greater Wellington Regional Council), Rachel Compton (Petone Rotary), Prabha Ravi (Natraj School of Dance), Mikaela Bowmar (Kelson Community Association), Tracy Coleman (Maungaraki Community Association), Major Denise Crump (The Salvation Army), and Dawn McKinley (Development Wainuiomata).