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 - Sponsored by Queenstown Resort College

  • Health and Wellbeing  - Sponsored by Findex

  • Sport and Recreation - Sponsored by Deloitte

  • Resilience - Sponsored by Powernet

  • Senior Support - Sponsored by MedRecruit

  • Arts and Culture - Sponsored by SkyCity Queenstown

  • Environment and Sustainability - Sponsored by Duncan Cotterill

  • Spirit of the Community - Sponsored by Queenstown Airport

  • Corporate Citizenship - Sponsored by Brannigans

  • Youth Impact - Sponsored by Hamish Walker Harcourts

  • Rising Star - Sponsored by The Mountain Club

  • Social Impact Innovator - Sponsored by Mackersy Property

Award and Event Sponsors

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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