The 2018 Welly Winners...
~ Arts ~
in association with The Wellington Company
2018: WINNER: GAYLENE PRESTON
Film writer, director and producer telling important New Zealand stories.
KIERAN CHARNOCK Kiwi actor and recent award winner at Moscow’s International Film Festival.
GEORGE FOWLER aka Hugo Grrrl, fostering a queer renaissance in Welly with his spectacular cabarets.
KIRSTEN MASON GM and driving force behind Orchestra Wellington's recent success.
PETER WALLS CE Chamber Music NZ. previously CE of NZSO and Emeritus Professor VUW.
~ Business ~
in association with ANZ
2018 WINNER: DEREK LANDER
Director and visionary behind NZ's recycled packaging leaders - Flight Plastics.
MALCOLM GILLIES Community minded Upper Hutt real estate agent and developer repurposing old CIT and Southpac sites.
LINDA JENKINSON highly successful global serial entrepreneur, first NZ woman to list on the NASDAQ
~ Community Service ~
in association with Upper Hutt City Council
2018 WINNER: STEPH DYHRBERG
Leading the fight against sexual harassment in the legal sector.
ANG JURY Women’s Refuge boss has been helping domestic violence victims for 20 years.
GARY MITCHELL Honorary fisheries officer, Red Cross and Predator Free Grenada Volunteer.
~ Education ~
in association with Wellington City Council
VUW's Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Māori) championing
LORENA GIBSON socio-cultural anthropologist and lecturer at VUW, winner of 2017 Best Lecturer of the Year.
LEVI FAAMAU Porirua Alternative School manager and youth worker empowering our at-risk young people.
COCO KHO much loved music therapist for Wellington Early Intervention Trust.
MARK POTTER Berhampore School principal and ardent inclusive education advocate.
~ Environment ~
in association with Green Cabs
2018 WINNER: PAUL WARD
bringing back the birds through Capital Kiwi and Polhill Protectors.
BERNADETTE CASEY creator of the groundbreaking Textile Reuse Programme at The Formary.
BEN GLEISNER economist, environmentalist, social entrepreneur and founder of Conscious Consumers app.
MARTIN PAYNE co-ordinator of Friends of Owhiro Stream, a group tirelessly working to clear a beloved waterway.
LORRAINE SHAAB instrumental in the Petone Beach Clean Up crew of volunteers.
~ PublicService ~
in association with The Dominion Post
2018 WINNER: ANDREW BECROFT
Helping vulnerable young people as Children’s Commissioner.
KRISTINE BARTLETT fronting and winning the long-running battle for pay parity for care and support workers.
BRAD OLSEN the young economist turned youth advocate as chair of Wellington City Youth Council.
ADRIAN ORR Reserve Bank Governor and global financial sector leader.
PEKAIRA REI providing educational and cultural support to Whanganui-a-Tara.
~ Science & Technology ~
in association with Hutt City Council
2018 WINNER: CHRIS SUTTON
Distinguished scientist and world-renowned metrology expert developing the new Kibble balance instrument.
TROY DOUGHERTY advancing composites as chief technology officer at
GAVIN PAINTER harnessing the body’s own immune system to treat cancer or chronic infections.
~ Sport ~
in association with Porirua City Council
2018 WINNER: TJ PERENARA
Notching up milestones: 100 games for the Hurricanes and 50 for the ABs.
JOEL EVANS Black Sox helping to bring home national and international softball titles and to claim NZ's 7th world title.
DANIEL HILLIER making his mark as New Zealand’s top-ranked amateur golfer placed 19th in the world.
KAYLA IMRIE succeeding on the canoe sprint world stage and making “history” in the women’s K4 at the Rio Olympics.
AMELIA KERR super talented young WhiteFern blitzes world cricket ODI batting record and a career-best bowling figure of 5-17.
~ Youth ~
in association with Massey University
2018WINNER: THOMASIN HARCOURT
Actress (still in Year 13) wowing audiences worldwide and creating Oscar Buzz in Leave No Trace.
LIBERATO CACACE young footballer debuting for Wellington Phoenix and All Whites while still at St Pats College.
LEWIS CLAREBURT swimmer taking a Bronze at the Commonwealth Games was just one part of a top year in the pool.
ELLIOT GONZALES community builder with a can-do attitude bringing Kung Fu to Karori.
EVA McGAULEY cancer patient backs victims of sexual violence helping raise over $70,000.