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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.



 

 

 

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Response to COVID-19

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Managing the Award in a COVID-19 environment   National Office As you are all aware, we have a different way of managing how we live at present. Currently the Award National Office is operating business as usual as much as possible. While we are now all working from home, it is anticipated that there will be little disruption to... Keep Reading

Tue 24 Mar 2020, 02:27 pm

 

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

 

Young offenders celebrate gaining their Award

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Young offenders celebrate gaining their Award A group of ten young offenders at Christchurch men's prison are celebrating - having gained their Duke of Edinburgh awards. To achieve thier Award the young inmates - whose ages range from 17 to 20 - completed outdoor pursuits, volunteered in the prison gardens, built push-bikes, raised money for... Keep Reading

Tue 14 May 2019, 11:56 am

 

Taking on the great New Zealand outdoors

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Taking on the great New Zealand outdoors   Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award (the Award) National Director Karen Ross and Christine (Grover) Worsfold from Taranaki Outdoor Pursuits & Education Centre (TOPEC) have signed an agreement to work together, providing young people in the Taranaki region with greater opportunities to g... Keep Reading

Mon 06 May 2019, 09:33 am

 

Partnership to benefit New Zealand's Cadet Forces

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Partnership to benefit New Zealand’s Cadet Forces   Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award (the Award) National Director, Karen Ross, and New Zealand Cadet Forces (NZCF) Commandant, Lieutenant Colonel Grant Morris, have signed an agreement to partner together and help cadets and young officers gain their Award. The Award progr... Keep Reading

Thu 11 Apr 2019, 12:11 pm

 

Duke of Ed participants give 67,000 hours of service to the community

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Duke of Ed students give 67,000 hours of voluntary service to the community   Over the past 12 months, Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award participants have given a total of 67,000 hours of voluntary service to the community throughout Aotearoa. Participants volunteer in all sorts of ways – working in conservation, helping at... Keep Reading

Thu 28 Mar 2019, 02:35 pm

 
 
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