About the Awards
Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Awards
The winners of the 2016 Prime Minister Pacific Youth Awards.
The Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Awards recognise excellence and outstanding achievement by Pacific youth in New Zealand. The awards are geared towards giving Pacific youth the opportunity to boost their future potential even higher.
The 2016 Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards were sponsored by Air New Zealand, Auckland Council, AKO Aotearoa, the GCSB, Creative New Zealand, BNZ, New Zealand Institute of Sport and Deloitte. The event was supported by Westpac and Leadership NZ. Congratulations to all the Award recipients— you are all Pacific Stars!
Air New Zealand Leadership & Inspiration Award
Josiah Tavita Tualamali’i , 21, Christchurch
Auckland Council Community Star Award
Emma Takataka, 21, Otara
AKO Aotearoa STEM Award
James Penfold, 20, Dannemora, Auckland
Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) Sub-Category STEM Award
Roneima Teumohenga, 18, Palmerston North
Creative New Zealand Arts & Creativity Award
Jahra Wasasala, 24, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland
BNZ Commercial & Corporate Award
Manako Nemaia, 20, Otahuhu, Auckland
NZIS (NZ Institute of Sport) Sports & Fitness Award
Ayesha Leti-I'iga, 17, Porirua
Mafutaga Tau, 18, Porirua
Deloitte Business & Enterprise Award
Sanita Betham, 18, Wellington
A huge thank you to everyone who submitted an application and the event sponsors and judges.