2023 Award Winners

Congratulations to all you awesome World Vision 40 Hour Challenge 2023 Award winners!

Thank you for your hard mahi to help change everything with clean water.


Thank you to every single person, team, school, church and workplace who participated in this year's World Vision 40 Hour Challenge. These awards recognise people and schools who showed next-level compassion, drive and creativity in their efforts to bring life-changing clean water to children in the world’s toughest places.


NATIONAL AWARDS

Te Manawa, Big Hearted Award

For embodying a heart for justice through the World Vision 40 Hour Challenge.

  • Connor Thompson, Kingsway School

Spirit of Dulcie Award

 For going above and beyond to display the values of selflessness, humility, leadership and generosity.

  • Bex Skinner, Rangi Ruru Girls School

Auahatanga, Most Creative Award - Winners

 For showing a spirit of creativity and courage in this year's World Vision 40 Hour Challenge, by public vote.

  • Connor Thompson, Kingsway School
  • Tawa College
  • Nga Tawa Diocesan School

Auahatanga, Most Creative Award - Finalists

 Awarded to runners up of Auahatanga, Most Creative Award, by public vote.

  • Bayfield High School
  • Oratia District School
  • Verdon College

REGIONAL AWARDS

Winners per region – Upper North Island, Lower North Island and South Island.

Kaiwhakahau, Advocacy Award

For showing innovation in spreading the word about the World Vision 40 Hour Challenge.

  • Pakuranga College
  • Wellington Girls' College
  • Rangi Ruru Girls' School

Above and Beyond Award

 For going above and beyond to fundraise for the World Vision 40 Hour Challenge, showing tenacity and initiative in their fundraising efforts. Awardees will have exceeded their fundraising goal, and/or have inspired those around them by demonstrating generosity and compassion. 

  • Life FM
  • Evans Bay Intermediate School
  • Waitakiri Primary School

Hapori, Community Engagement Award

 In acknowledgement of the ability of your leaders to inspire and mobilise their wider community.

  • Rangitoto College
  • Wairarapa College
  • Middleton Grange School

Ngākau Aroha, Compassion Award

 For showing kindness and compassion in your community and beyond in this year's World Vision 40 Hour Challenge.

  • Saint Kentigern College
  • Zoe Charles, Otari School
  • Hillview Christian School

Educational Partner Award

 For deepening students' understanding of global citizenship through the World Vision 40 Hour Challenge.

  • Pukekohe High School
  • Nga Tawa Diocesan School
  • Tawa College
  • Cathedral Grammer School

Isaiah 58 Award

 For making a real difference in the World Vision 40 Hour Challenge and in acknowledgement of your dedication to bringing hope and restoration to the world's most vulnerable children. "and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry, and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday." Isaiah 58:10

  • Manurewa Baptist Church
  • City Mission Palmerston North, Launch Youth Nu'u
  • Aidanfield Christian School

Outstanding World Vision 40 Hour Challenge Organisers Award

 For demonstrating outstanding commitment to inspiring and leading students to become global changemakers.

  • Shona Mcrae
  • Georgia Barlow
  • Jo Keats-Sule
  • Fleur Hardman
  • Lois Sinclair
  • Darren Aitchison

Outstanding Student Leadership Team Award

 For being an outstanding World Vision 40 Hour Challenge organising student team, displaying teamwork, leadership and collaboration.

  • Mount Albert Grammar School
  • Bethlehem College
  • Pakuranga College
  • Wellington High School
  • Motueka High School

Auahatanga, Most Creative Fundraising Award

 For showing a spirit of creativity and courage in this year's World Vision 40 Hour Challenge.

  • Oratia District School
  • Mount Albert Grammar School
  • Nga Tawa Diocesan School
  • Tawa College
  • Mount Aspiring College
  • Motueka High School

World Vision Whanaungatanga Award

 Celebrating new partnerships in the World Vision Whānau.

  • Onehunga High School
  • Remuera Primary School
  • Leamington School
  • Turitea School
  • Tawa Intermediate School
  • Christs College
  • Gleniti Primary School
  • Queenstown Primary School
  • Turitea School
  • Tawa Intermediate School

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Greatest Individual Impact Award

For creating a significant impact through the World Vision 40 Hour Challenge 2023.


Winners per region:

 Upper North Island

  • Dinithi Liyanage, Westlake Girls' High School
  • Michaela Lorigan, Hamilton Christian School
  • Breanna Rickman, Waikato Diocesan School for Girls
  • Gabby Styris, ACG Parnell
  • Sam Gerber, Saint Kentigern College
  • Karla De West, Kingsway School
  • Shu Kay Wong, Saint Kentigern College
  • Nicholas Qi Fail, Saint Kentigern Boys' School
  • Matthew Kimber, Kingsway School
  • Katelyn and Madalyn Quay-Chin, Saint Kentigern College
  • Tanisha Rao, Ormiston Senior College
  • Prisha Naidu, Ormiston Senior College'
  • Claire Liu, Saint Kentigern College
  • Carolee Nel, St Peter's Cambridge
  • Aleena Dean, Ormiston Senior College
  • Benjamin Sugianto, Kingsway School
  • Archie Lipscombe, Saint Kentigern College
  • Sam Gerber, Saint Kentigern College
  • Ty Bruce-Norris, Kingsway School

Lower North Island

  • Jacob Anderson, Hutt Valley High School
  • Izzy Godfrey, Newlands College
  • Eleanor Thomas Moore, Wellington High School
  • Ada Mankelow, South Wellington Intermediate School
  • Annabel Thornburrow, Ngaio School
  • Dominique Schaar-Marshall, Tauhara College
  • Emma Somerville, Nga Tawa Diocesan School
  • Molly Carson, St John's Hill School
  • Claudia Quigley, Ngaio School

South Island

  • Malea Marsden, Hillview Chrisitian School
  • Dakota Mead, Hillview Christian School
  • Isla McPherson, Darfield High School
  • Titus Beach, Hillview Christian School
  • Olivia Taylor, Hillview Christian School
  • Elijah Bell, Hillview Christian School
  • Joel Learman, Hillview Christian School
  • Sam Cook, Cashmere High School
  • Abigail Ford, Ranzau School
  • Scarlett Gardner, Cathedral Grammer



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Contact your School Partnership Manager at schools@worldvision.org.nz or Church Partnership Manager at church@worldvision.org.nz if you have any questions.

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