Spirit of the Wakatipu

Spirit of the Wakatipu Awards and Gala

2021 Gala: November 27, Events Centre

There is no doubt the spirit of giving is a force that brings communities together for the common good.  There are literally countless individuals, groups and organisations who give of themselves, their time and their money to help make our community a better place.


This is the Spirit of the Wakatipu: 


Tiaki o Tahuna

To Care for the People and the Place of Queenstown


The Spirit of the Wakatipu Awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate those individuals, organisations, groups and corporate entities who put their hand up and contribute in a philanthropic way to the Wakatipu community and who hold true to the values that collectively define what is unique about the place we call home.


In recognition of the diverse contributions made by these community heroes we have established 10 Award categories


  • Education

  • Health and Wellbeing

  • Sport and Recreation

  • Resilience

  • Senior Citizens

  • Arts and Culture

  • Environment and Sustainability

  • Spirit of the Community

  • Corporate Citizenship

  • Youth Impact

  • Rising Star

  • Social Impact Innovator

Tickets for 2021 Gala

Please email us if you would prefer to pay by direct banking.  Link to Email.

2019 Gala and Awards

Photos by Teaukura Moetaua