Vote in the AMP Capital People’s Choice Community Awards

VOTING HAS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE DIRECT CAPITAL COCKTAIL AND AWARD PARTY ON 16 MAY 2019.

These awards have been created to recognise New Zealand projects that have achieved positive change.

This year TWO AWARDS will be determined by public online vote, showcasing:

  • A community organisation creating positive social or environmental change through a project and the funder that has helped make that change possible.
  • The outstanding achievement of rōpū Māori. This acknowledges a kaupapa Māori organisation run by, and for, Māori, who are achieving extraordinary positive change in their community.

We’re delighted to present the following six finalists. Voting has no closed and the winner will be announced on 16 May 


The Kaupapa Māori Organisation People’s Choice nominees are:

 

WhyOra

Hikurangi

Tuia

Launched in 2009, WhyOra is a Taranaki organisation dedicated to boosting the number of Māori working in health.  The organisation has an objective to increase the number of Māori working in the health sector.
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Hikurangi Huataukina Trust (HHT) supports community-led economic development in the communities between Waipiro Bay and Rangitukia and other parts of the East Coast.
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TUIA is a kaupapa that supports the leadership development and capacity of young Māori in communities throughout New Zealand. 
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The Community Organisation People’s Choice nominees are:

 

Kaibosh

Life to the Max

RAW

Wellington-based Kaibosh was New Zealand’s first food rescue organisation. Their vision is to have Zero Food Poverty, and Zero Food Waste. Kaibosh link the food industry with community groups that support people in need. Over the last year Kaibosh has rescued and redistributed enough food to provide over 708,000 meals.
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Life To The Max Whanganui is a social work practise-based Police Youth Development Programme.  It started in 1999 after a group of people from the Whanganui community became concerned about the increasing rate of local youth offending. This group identified the need for a preventive “Youth At Risk” initiative.
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RAW (Reclaiming Another Women) has a mission to surround disadvantaged women emerging from an incarcerated environment with all the skills, confidence, and support they need to turn a life of crime into a life of promise.
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With thanks to our People’s Choice Award sponsor: