Young Achiever Awards

The Young Achiever Awards recognise high achieving sportspeople and students in the Whakatane District.

Amy Williamson receiving her award from Ajay AnandAmy Williamson receiving her award from Ajay AnandNominations are called for each year for students who, in the previous 14 months between 1 July and 30 September, have attained national or international recognition in their sporting or academic achievements, or have won an event while representing the Bay of Plenty.

A sub-committee considers each nomination and makes their decisions based on set criteria.

The Awards were introduced by Rex Morpeth during his term as Mayor of Whakatane.