Young Kiwi Resilience Celebrated at our 2017 Excellence Awards

An inspiring group of 15 extraordinary young New Zealanders, youth leaders, mentors and volunteers were honoured for their courage, determination and community contribution, as part of our 2017 Excellence Awards held at Auckland’s Government House.​

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Jessica Collins (centre), with Graeme Dingle Foundation's Dan Allen-Gordon & mentor Ashlee Hemi

  • Graeme Dingle Foundation
  • Kiwi Can
  • Stars
  • Career Navigator
  • Project K
  • MYND
  • The Graeme Dingle Foundation: Transforming young lives forever

    If our kids are educated, confident, have bucket-loads of self-esteem and are healthy and motivated then that's got to be great news for the future of our country, right? So let's make it happen - see what's on offer at the Graeme Dingle Foundation.


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  • Kiwi Can: Off to an awesome start

    Kiwi Can is our energy-packed primary school programme, aimed at children aged 5 to 12 years. It teaches values such as integrity and respect, and delivers fun-filled learning to schools all around the country.


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  • Stars: Helping to support Kiwi kids stay stronger together

    Our Stars programme strengthens young people for that often-tricky transition into high school, through training and supporting older students to mentor and walk alongside the new year 9’s.


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  • Career Navigator: The sky's the limit

    "What are you going to do when you grow up?" Not a lot of teens know the answer to that old chestnut! Career Navigator helps by assisting NZ's youth with valuable information, options and guidance around work and life choices, support with achieving goals, and aiming high.


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  • Project K: Shaping the future

    Project K kicks in at a time when some kids need it most. Designed for Year 10's, this programme builds confidence, teaches life skills, promotes good health and encourages a positive attitude. What's not to love.


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  • MYND: Back on track

    Teenage years can be a tough time for many. But if problem situations are caught early and given a chance - given the right support - lives can be tuned around. That's what MYND is all about.


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News


  • Press Releases

    Waikato Times,Hamilton Waikato:Waikato win awards 

    Waikato win awardsWaikato Times, Hamilton Waikato, General News, 20 Oct 2017

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    Waikato win awards 

    Four people from the Waikato have been honoured for their courage and outstanding community contribution as part of the Graeme Dingle Foundation's 2017 Excellence Awards held in Auckland on Wednesday night.

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  • News

    Young Kiwi Resilience Celebrated 

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  • Press Releases

    Awards to celebrate courageous young Kiwis 

    At just 15 years of age, Jessica Collins was already on the youth benefit and had moved out of home. Her only goals in life were to make it to her 18th birthday and not be barefoot and pregnant.

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    New Zealand Herald,Auckland:Awards to celebrate courageous young Kiwis 

    Awards to celebrate courageous young KiwisNew Zealand Herald, Auckland, General News, 19 Oct 2017

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    Student honoured with youth award 

    At just 15 years of age, Jessica Collins was already on the youth benefit and had moved out of home. Her only goals in life were to make it to her 18th birthday and not be barefoot and pregnant.

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    Bay of Plenty Times,Tauranga Bay of Plenty:Student honoured with youth award 

    Student honoured with youth awardBay of Plenty Times, Tauranga Bay of Plenty, General News, 19 Oct 2017

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    All encompassing approach for wellbeing 

    Mental Health Awareness Week Let's Talk

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    Timaru Herald,Timaru Canterbury:All encompassing approach for wellbeing 

    All encompassing approach for wellbeingTimaru Herald, Timaru Canterbury, General News, Ben Aulakh, 13 Oct 2017

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    Marlborough Midweek,Blenheim, NZ:The write stuff 

    The write stuffMarlborough Midweek, Blenheim, NZ, General News, Paula Hulburt, 12 Oct 2017

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    The write stuff 

    Adding a little culture to the Marlborough calendar has seen the team behind the Marlborough Book Festival honoured for their work.

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    Blenheim Sun,Blenheim:Supreme winners 

    Supreme winnersBlenheim Sun, Blenheim, General News, Cathie Bell, 11 Oct 2017

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    Supreme winners at Trustpower Community Awards 

    Graeme Dingle Foundation Marlborough take out the Education and Child/ Youth Development award

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  • Press Releases

    Legalising cannabis is not the way we should go 

    FELT I needed to share the impact of cannabis on our children with the growing Ilegalise marijuana argument that is often driven by those that are unaware of facts and evidence that is often not mentioned.

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    Bay of Plenty Times,Tauranga Bay of Plenty:Legalising cannabis is not the way we should go 

    Legalising cannabis is not the way we should goBay of Plenty Times, Tauranga Bay of Plenty, General News, 07 Oct 2017

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    The Star (Christchurch),Christchurch:DROP THE BOSS 

    DROP THE BOSSThe Star (Christchurch), Christchurch, General News, 05 Oct 2017

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    DROP THE BOSS 

    Thirty two Canterbury bosses will abseil off Cashel St's Les Mills building in the name of charity tomorrow

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    Regional Kiwi Can awards for Tok' kids 

    Tokoroa kids Jet-Li Bennion and Hayley Gage are proof that having the right attitude counts.

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    South Waikato News,Waikato:Regional Kiwi Can awards for Tok' kids 

    Regional Kiwi Can awards for Tok' kidsSouth Waikato News, Waikato, General News, Luke Kirkeby, 04 Oct 2017

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  • Press Releases

    Rotorua Weekender,Rotorua Bay of Plenty:Fun time for fundraiser 

    Fun time for fundraiserRotorua Weekender, Rotorua Bay of Plenty, General News, Shauni James, 29 Sep 2017

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