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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award is available to all 14–24 year olds, regardless of their background.
The Award has three levels, each progressively more challenging.
BRONZEFor those 14 years and over
SILVERFor those 15 years and over
GOLDFor those 16 years and over



Participants are required to complete four sections at each level: Voluntary Service, Skills, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey. At Gold level, participants also complete a Residential Project.



 

 

 

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award | Hillary Award Aotearoa New Zealand
Te Tohu Aonui a Te Tiuka o Erinipua | Te Paraihe o Hillary Aotearoa New Zealand

 

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Duke of Ed congratulates NCEA achievers

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Duke of Ed congratulates NCEA Achievers   The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award (The Award) congratulates secondary school students throughout Aotearoa for the NCEA success as highlighted by Education Minister Chris Hipkins last week. National Director of the Award, Karen Ross, says students in Aotearoa made the most of 2020, despite... Keep Reading

Wed 27 Jan 2021, 07:21 pm

 

Streamlined Award structure at National Office

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Streamlined Award Structure at National Office   As part of our commitment to continuous improvement and business continuity in uncertain times, we have appointed two of our staff to new oversight roles: Candice Maritz is now takes up the position of Manager - Finance and Operations Kylie Thorpe steps into the role of Manager -... Keep Reading

Thu 14 Jan 2021, 12:46 pm

 

My Music Ignites My Soul launches

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My Music Ignites My Soul Launches   In a society that increasingly recognises loneliness as a key factor influencing wellbeing, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award (the Award) and Age Concern are partnering in a programme to bring together youth and seniors of Aotearoa through music. The aim of “My Music Ignites My Soul -... Keep Reading

Tue 01 Dec 2020, 01:22 pm

 

Award partners with Habitat for Humanity

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Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award join with Habitat for Humanity to help others   Amidst a globally-minded wave of socially conscious young people, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award (the Award) has partnered with Habitat for Humanity to give Award participants an opportunity to make a positive impact in their... Keep Reading

Tue 22 Sep 2020, 08:59 am

 

Tauranga student forms friendship over reading for blind

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Tauranga student forms friendship over reading for blind   Lauren Scullin and Shirley Macdonald have formed a close friendship from reading    Keep Reading

Thu 23 Jul 2020, 12:43 pm

 

Lumsden sisters keep active during lockdown thanks to the Award

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Lumsden sisters keep active during lockdown thanks to the Award Lumsden sisters, Cassandra (Gold) and Charlotte (Silver) have been adding a few hours to their Awards while in lockdown.  For the Skills section of their Award, they have been creating mandala rocks.  Using rocks they found while out walking and test pots from the... Keep Reading

Tue 09 Jun 2020, 09:13 am

 

Napier Boys' High School students helping community

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Napier Boys’ High School Duke of Ed participants find new ways of helping community   Despite disruptions to the Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award caused by Covid-19, participants at Napier Boys’ High School (NBHS) have adapted and are showing strength and resilience during this time. For many, it has meant finding alternative ways... Keep Reading

Wed 13 May 2020, 10:26 am

 

Duke of Ed participant helping local marae

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Duke of Ed Award participant supporting local Marae during lockdown   As we clock up almost six weeks in lockdown, positive stories continue to come in of the amazing activities Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award participants are doing around the country to support their communities. Duke of Ed participant Alex Bengston, who is from... Keep Reading

Tue 05 May 2020, 12:44 pm

 

Duke of Ed students help elderly neighbours

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Blue Mountain College students provide support to their community during COVID Crisis   The world might be more worrying and stressful for everyone right now – but there are still pockets of positivity and good news out there to keep us all positive. Duke of Ed participant and Blue Mountains College student Sydney Robertson is... Keep Reading

Thu 23 Apr 2020, 02:47 pm

 

Words of encouragement from the Governor General

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New Zealand's Governor General encourages the Award Community New Zealand' Governor General, Her Excellency The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, sends the Award Community this message of encouragement during this challenging time -       Keep Reading

Mon 20 Apr 2020, 11:17 am

 

Kākāriki Journey launch

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Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award focusing on the environment   Keep Reading

Thu 13 Feb 2020, 10:58 am

 

Youth Hub - Education to Employment

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Education to Employment   In October, we officially launched our partnership with Youth Hub - an online network where young people can create a profile, network with others and use their profile to apply for jobs.  Our participants can document their Award journey and highlight all the skills and attributes they have gained throug... Keep Reading

Mon 16 Dec 2019, 11:26 am

 

First MACPAC Volunteer Award announced

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First MACPAC Volunteer Award announced   Award Leaders are the backbone of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award (the Award) in Aotearoa and are the face of the Award to our participants.  We simply couldn’t run the Award without the support of our leaders who so generously give their time to help our rangatahi to achie... Keep Reading

Tue 23 Jul 2019, 01:32 pm

 

Kiwi young people supporting their communities

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Kiwi young people supporting their communities As Aotearoa New Zealand celebrates National Volunteers Week, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award (the Award) is focused on highlighting the important role that young Kiwis play in supporting their communities and country through volunteering. Karen Ross, National Director of the Award, s... Keep Reading

Mon 17 Jun 2019, 09:21 am

 

GravityLab simplifying Award day-to-day operations

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GravityLab simplifying Award day-to-day operations The Award team have been working on building more meaningful and lasting relationships with our community across different generations, regions and life stages. To support this initiative, we recently partnered with GravityLab to move all our participant, volunteer and Award unit data into Sa... Keep Reading

Mon 27 May 2019, 08:59 am

 
 
 
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