Inspiring Youth Theatre Charitable Trust
Supreme Winner, Nelson
Volunteers raised over $90,000 towards the building of a new hospice by organising and hosting ‘Dancing for a Cause – Nelson Hospice’ – a “Dancing with the Stars” style event where eight local personalities paired with professional dancers to entertain a sell-out audience at the Trafalgar Centre.
Beyond the Bridge Riwaka
Supreme Winner, Tasman
This group’s resourcefulness was put to the test when ex Cyclone Gita struck Riwaka. Beyond the Bridge rose to the challenge, mobilising five committee members and coordinating 15 volunteers who worked around the clock to do whatever was needed to feed and shelter families and get them back into their homes.
Picton Dawn Chorus
Supreme Winner, Marlborough
Eighty volunteers have taken on the formidable task of making the 2,000 hectares of land around Picton and Waiwaka predator free and creating a halo around the Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary.