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2023/2024 Otara-Papatoetoe Excellence Awards

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Otara- Papatoetoe Local Board Pursuit of Excellence Awards

The Otara- Papatoetoe Local Board has awards available to recognise and celebrate the contributions of the local applicants

Purpose of the Awards

The Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board is committed to supporting local residents and organisations to realise their full potential and reaching excellence.

Otara-Papatoetoe is a diverse community with talented people and excellent services and the board is keen to assist their development.

The purpose of this award is to provide financial assistance to those Otara-Papatoetoe residents and groups who will represent the area to demonstrate their excellence in conference and events.

The award is from $150 to $2000.

Objectives of the Awards

The objectives of the award are:

  • to increase the profile and image of the Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board area
  • to assist applicants to build their capacity in serving the community
  • to promote diverse participation in local government and civic life
  • to foster the development of a sustainable workforce for local industry and surrounds
  • to strengthen the development of community cohesion in Ōtara-Papatoetoe.

Application criteria

This award is open to people who:

  • are NZ Resident/Citizen living in the Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board Area
  • show excellent and outstanding achievements
  • demonstrate leadership potential or community contribution during the past 12 months
  • have been accepted to attend a conference or event either in New Zealand or overseas that will develop their leadership potential

Those who receive an award must provide a written report to the board.

How to apply

All applications must be completed and submitted using this online application form. Remember to save as you work.

 If you have limited computer access, you can book a computer in one of Auckland's libraries.

Contact James Boyd at if you need advice on your application. Please note there is no technical support after 5:00pm

Please apply a minimum of eight weeks before your conference or event.

Documents you need to complete this application

  • Reference letter
  • Proof of New Zealand citizenship or residency. (photocopy of your passport)
  • Confirmation of your attendance for the conference/event which the award is for
  • Certificates of your previous achievements (if relevant)
  • evidence of bank account number (must be one of the following):
    • blank pre printed deposit slip
    • certified bank statement or letter
    • online print screen image (must show bank's web address (URL)