Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards celebration in December
High-achieving young Pacific New Zealanders will be recognised for their outstanding contributions through the Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Awards in Parliament on 10 December 2013.
Over 100 applications were received, reflecting the large number of talented and ambitious young Pacific people.
The awards will recognise outstanding Pacific youth in the following categories:
The University of Auckland Leadership Award, Weta Workshop Creativity Award, Cogita Inspiration Award and the Vodafone Foundation Mobiles4Good Award.
The winners receive up to $6,000 in tuition fees at University of Auckland (Leadership Award), an aviation engineering course worth $7,400 from Air New Zealand (Innovation Award), a year’s paid internship at Weta Workshop (Creativity Award), an overseas trip/personal development worth up to $5000 from Cogita Business Systems (Inspiration) and $5,000 to upscale their use of technology for social good from Vodafone NZ Foundation (Mobiles4Good Award).