AMP Capital People’s Choice Award Finalists

 Vote for a community changemaker

This inaugural award has been created to recognise a New Zealand individual and a project they have led that has achieved positive change with the support of philanthropic funding.

  • This is a People’s Choice award, it is open to you to vote and support the person and project you would like to see win.
  • The electronic voting form is at the bottom of the page, and voting closes Monday 1 May, 5pm.
  • The winner will be announced on Thursday 11 May.

We’re delighted to present the following five very worthy people and projects:



Cultivate Christchurch
Co-founders Bailey Peryman and Fiona Stewart

Cultivate Christchurch is building a network of urban farms that are powered by the next generation. Their goal is to include local schools, youth and other social programmes into the construction and production of their urban farms. Cultivate is creating a future of vitality and abundance through healthy soil, healthy food, and ultimately healthy people and communities.

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Mokoia Community Association—Eastside Community Collective
Manager Leigh Richards-Ward

This project aims to make Rotorua East vibrant and sustainable with the opportunity for all to develop their quality of life to its full potential.

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Springboard Community Works
Founder and CEO Gary Diprose

Since 2002, Springboard Community Works has been empowering marginalised young people and their families with life changing principles, skills and mentors to facilitate personal transformation and connection with community.

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Tiakina ō Tātou Tamariki— Keeping Our Kids Safe
Project Manager Manu Caddie

A project that empowers communities to empower themselves by getting communities to work together. To improve neighbourhood knowledge and increase sense of community.

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Queenstown Trail Network

Project Manager Kaye Parker

The Queenstown Trail Network will feature over 500km of continuous trails through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world – incorporating Kawarau and Cromwell Gorges, along the Clutha River to Wanaka and in the Roxburgh Gorge. Existing Queenstown trails and the Central Otago Rail Trail will become part of this new network.

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Please note: Philanthropy New Zealand has been provided this information by third-party nominators. If you wish to check and / or have any questions about a nomination, we are happy to share the references that were supplied with the nomination

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Simply enter your name and email, and select the finalist you would like to win.

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Voting closes Monday 1 May, 5pm. 2017.

This award is sponsored by AMP Capital

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