Yesterday I had a surreal opportunity to attend the 2018 New Zealand Youth Awards at a celebration event in Parliament. The New Zealand Youth Awards are designed to recognise and celebrate the passion, success and commitment of rangatahi, and those that support them, who are leading change, innovating and creating solutions throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.
This was a truly special event run by the Ministry of Youth Development which brought together 17 category winners in a day of celebrations, including tours of Te Papa and Government House. The Commitment to the Environment award recognises young people, aged 12-24 years, who are making significant contributions in order to bring about environmental improvements and/or support sustainability. Thank you to everyone who has and continues to support me with my work, helping to drive all of the projects I do and the recognition I received at last night’s event. I was absolutely honoured to receive the Commitment to the Environment award, and also to participate in a day of celebrations alongside young people doing extraodinary things.