Spirit of the Wakatipu Awards


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 for which nominations are now open. Nominations close 31 July 2019.


  • 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



Who Can Be Nominated?

Who Can Nominate?

How Do I Nominate?


What is the Judging Process?

The Wakatipu Community Foundation is supported by and a member of:

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Wakatipu Community Foundation is a registered charity in New Zealand CC55258

Corporate Sponsors:

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