Press Releases

Social Impact Report 2022

16 Nov 2022

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award (The Award) gives young people access to high-quality, non-formal education and learning experiences that weave Social Cohesion through Aotearoa’s communities; connecting society, in meaningful ways, at a time when we need it most.…
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New National Director for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award

15 Sep 2022

From setting strong foundations, to building for growth: The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, Hillary Award appoints a new National Director The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award has appointed a new National Director as it looks to grow and enable even more of Aotearoa’s rangatahi to access powerful, internationally-recognised non-formal education and learning opportunities outside the classroom. Emma Brown joins the Hillary Award fresh from her role as the Director of Brand and Communications at The Duke of Edinburgh’s International…
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Strength and dignity – Commemorating Queen Elizabeth II

09 Sep 2022

He kotuku rerenga tahi – A white heron flies once. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. We mourn an extraordinary monarch of strength and integrity. In her undeviating devotion to duty, her stoicism, dignity and extraordinary resolve, the Queen demonstrated stability and continuity, mingled with compassion and a sense of humour. What will remain for us is the imprint of a great woman, with a huge love of life…
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Commemorating HRH, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with Memorial Grove Opening

09 Jun 2022

Commemorating HRH, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh – Growing the Duke’s Legacy In a week full of celebrations for the contributions of our Queen over the last 70 years, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award are excited to commemorate and celebrate our founder, and long serving patron, HRH, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh with the opening of Memorial Grove. Together with our partners Te Tapuwae O Rakau Trust, Te Hapu o Ngati Wheke, Rapaki and Christchurch Attractions’ Christchurch Gondola, June…
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Congratulations Robyn Southwood, New Zealand Recipient of the Royal Mint Award – Recognising outstanding volunteers across the globe

20 Dec 2021

Robyn Southwood has dedicated eight years to motivating and supporting the rangatahi of Central Hawkes Bay College. This December, she is the only New Zealander (and one of only 100 around the globe) to receive a Royal Mint Award; a commemorative coin created to acknowledge the outstanding volunteer Award Leaders of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. The Royal Mint, the Original Maker of UK coins, unveiled the official commemorative to celebrate the life and legacy of one of the…
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