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New Zealand Youth Choir support by Infratil
We sponsor Choirs Aotearoa to support the New Zealand Youth Choir.
Singing in a choir is New Zealand’s most popular form of group music. Thousands of people sing with school, church and social choirs.
Our sponsorship helps Choirs Aotearoa develop excellence in performance and teaching, for the good of those singing now and in years to come. Our sponsorship allows the Choir to increase its size and reach, and develop its full potential through performances and recordings. We announced our sponsorship in June 2012 for an initial 3-year period, and provides a minimum of $100,000 a year.
The New Zealand Youth Choir auditions singers across the country between 18 and 25 years. The Choir has achieved outstanding success since it was formed in 1979 and is led by David Squire.
Find out about the New Zealand Youth Choir (www.nzyouthchoir.com) and Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand (www.choirs.nz)
Te Rourou, Vodafone Aotearoa Foundation
At the Vodafone Foundation, they have a vision of an Aotearoa New Zealand where all young people have access to the resources and opportunities they need to thrive. They want all rangatahi to have a sense of agency. They want to see each and every young person living a life they value – with a bright future ahead.
Right now, that’s not the reality.
20% of young people in Aotearoa are over-burdened and under-resourced. These young people are being locked out of opportunity by systems and experiences beyond their control, and face ongoing, complex challenges to their health, their education, and their relationships. Many of these excluded and disadvantaged young people will live with material deprivation, struggle to find employment, experience racism, and interact with the justice system and protective services.
The Vodafone Foundation are partnering with community and bringing the best of digital technology to halve the number of excluded and disadvantaged young people by 2027.
The Vodafone Foundation was established in Aotearoa in 2002. Since then, they have partnered with Vodafone to invest more than $43 million, supporting more than 1,000 community organisations. They are proud to be one of the largest corporate philanthropic funders in Aotearoa. The Foundation draws on the resources and skills of the Vodafone New Zealand team, allowing them to blend digital investment, corporate partnerships, operational and communications support, advocacy, and mentoring with philanthropic funding to build fast-paced, sustainable, and measurable change.
Community Awards by Wellington Airport
Wellington International Airport, Wellington Community Trust, and the five local councils come together each year to recognise the work carried out by community groups in the wider Wellington region. The focus of the awards is to celebrate volunteers for their valuable contribution to society.
Wellington Airport also has Wild at Heart Spirit Awards, which recognise Year 13 students, from the five local colleges, who believe in the importance of community.