The Wellys 2015, Wednesday 18 November
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About The Wellys

 

2019 WELLYS TIMELINE

Nominations Opened Tuesday 2nd September

Nominations Closed  Tuesday  17th September

2019 Finalists Announced Thursday 10th October (in The Dominion Post and on this website)

The 2019 Awards Night - Te Papa Thursday 14th November

 

Tickets go on sale when the Finalists are announced in early October and can be purchased through this website

or by email gayle@agenda-marketing.co.nz. Ticket Prices to be confirmed.

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The Wellingtonian of the Year Awards are a Dominion Post project and were started in 1989 to celebrate achievements and contributions across all sectors of the greater Wellington community, awarding those who make the Wellington region the exciting and vibrant city it is - "the coolest little capital in the world"

Now endearingly known as The Wellys, the awards night celebrates these people across nine categories, with one overall Welly Recipient recognised as the supreme Wellingtonian of the Year winner.

Previous winners

There have been some truly outstanding recipients over the years, starting with Gloria Grattan in 1989 for her work as a launch fundraiser for Mary Potter Hospice. 

Other winners include Sr Richard Taylor, Dane Coles, Steven Adams, Sir Des Britten, Sir Roy McKenzie, Dame Kate Harcourt, Sir Peter Jackson, Sir Jon Trimmer, Steve Logan & Al Brown and Jemaine Clement & Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords fame.

 

There are 9 Wellys Categories:

  Arts     Business     Community Service      Education      Environment     

  Public Service     Science & Technology    Sport     Youth

 

Over the 2 month campaign, Nominations are sought from the public across these 9 Categories.

The Finalists are announced and then profiled throughout October.

This all culminates in the Wellingtonian of the Year Awards Night - a gala dinner at Te Papa attended by many local luminaries and past Recipients.

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What family has been nominated for the most Wellys - 4 altogether? 

 

ANSWER: The Harcourt-McKenzies

Matriarch Kate Harcourt won The 1997 DominionPost Wellingtonian of the Year.

Daughter Miranda Harcourt nominated for the Arts Welly in 2017

Grandson won Peter McKenzie nominated for the Youth Welly in 2017

Granddaughter Thomasin Harcourt-McKenzie won the Youth Welly in 2018

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