A partnership you can invest in

The Award and Banqer – delivering more opportunities for rangatahi to create the lives they want, together. At The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award, we are passionate about bringing our world class youth development programme to every young New Zealander, and to continue to extend and develop the offering to better serve them. Facing an increasingly complex world, the tools … Read More

When whakawhanaungatanga starts with your whanau

As part of a wonderful intergenerational experience of the Award, with both her parents having completed their own Awards in their teenage years, Shreeji Patel has shared her Award journey with us in this extended interview. How were your parents involved? Both my Mum and Dad completed the Bronze and Silver Award levels. They completed many tramps, tramps on Rangitoto … Read More

Success with access; a meaningful journey for everyone in the Award

Inclusion and accessibility are one of the Award’s key priorities. Karen Ross, National Director of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award, says the Award’s goal is to create a community where all people, regardless of their health or circumstances can. Long story short, the Award is, “equipping all rangatahi in New Zealand, irrespective of ability.” To celebrate Get Outdoors Week, … Read More

Social Impact Report 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.