The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference support the Tu Kahikatea Awards. Around New Zealand, the awards are judged based on one national criteria but are promoted, decided and awarded locally by the Diocesan Youth & Young Adult Ministry Team and/or Commission. The Awards are about recognising the gift that youth and young adults are to the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand, and thanking them for the outstanding contributions they make to their community. They are named after the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference statement – Tu Kahikatea: Standing Tall – A Framework for Catholic Ministry with Young People in Aotearoa New Zealand (see www.catholic.org.nz for a copy).
2020 NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN
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Click here for a copy of an example of a nomination form. Nominations open on 1 September each year and close on Sunday, 1 November 2020. To view a list of previous years recipients open this document: Previous-Tu-Kahikatea-Award-Recipients. For any queries, please contact Rochelle from the ACYM team on (email@example.com) or on 022 309 2022.
From left to right | Genevieve Joyce, Zheng Tan, Romwell Ramos, Leamalie Aukuso, Ivona Tamiano, Fiva Laufili, Gene Paul Kiely, Laura McLellan, Rachel Wilson, Dominic Schryvers, Laura Schryvers, Christopher Tenisio, Theresa Filipo, Daniel Pavihi, Claudia McLellan & Tutangata Tikiora Ama
From left to right | Lise-Marie Von Schmidt, Noel D'Souza, Aaron Lui, Latayvia Taualasea-Tautai, Craig Franswah, Evangeline Moverley, Sneha Anthony, Francine Chye, Sagato Tuafoe, TJ Ane, Sialei Lagaaia, Audrey Po'e, Hinemoa Finau, Maliana Ioane, Wayne Leilua, Serephim Niuia, Sosefina Mao, Patrick Fautuali'i Taia, Monique Weijamars Fuatuali'i, Sione Pole, Francine Chye (absent) & Lupesina Koro (absent)
From left to right | Prishlena Lawerance, Antonia Swann, Ann-Margaret Leung-Wai, Fatima Leung-Wai, Martin Leung-Wai, Christina Isa Masae, Nigel Fernandes, Randall Ramos, Christian Malaitai, Savieti Lea, Taka Vuni (absent) & Sonya Masoe (absent)
(Top) From left to right | Chantelle D'Souza, Daniel D'Souza, Lupe Vete, Reynold Sanchez, Sinai Siakumi, Tatupu Lemana, Fidelis Drinna-Lemana, Reuben Su'a, Alex Lui, Chloe-Rose Barakat-Devine & Anatessa Heka
(Bottom) From left to right | Melania Watta, Boris Baptist, Phillipa Tulilo-Siilata, Sanele Apikotoa, John Henry Tavae, Fiana Tuli & Abbott Heka