Wellington Batucada wins Arts & Culture category at Wellington Community Awards 2019

2019 Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards 2019

All the winners onstage at the Wellington Community Awards 2019

Wellington Batucada is thrilled to announce that we are the winners of the Arts & Culture category in the 2019 Wellington Community Awards.

Woohoo! Go us!

Wellington Batucada – Art & Culture winner from Wellington City at the 2019 Wellington Airport Community Awards.
Video featuring our dance director Hillary Reid and footage from many of our recent performances.

Bene, Hillary and Charlene at the awards ceremonyIt’s an awesome recognition of the effort and dedication of our wonderful directors who have guided many hundreds of Batucada members over the years, sharing with us the beauty of Brazilian music and dance.

From Wellington City Council – Good Bitches Baking win icing on the cake at Wellington Community Awards (1 August 2019):

The Wellington chapter of Good Bitches Baking won the Supreme Winner award for baking things better in the capital at last night’s 2019 Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards.

The annual Community Awards celebrate volunteering and the contribution made by hundreds of people every year in and around Wellington – recognising those who are making a difference in our communities across the arts, heritage, and environment…

Our award certificate…The other category winners were: Arts & Culture – Wellington Batucada; Education & Child/Youth Development – InsideOut KŌARO; Health & Wellbeing – Good Bitches Baking; Heritage & Environment – Predator Free Miramar; Sports & Leisure – Lazy Sneakers.

Wellington International Airport, Wellington Community Trust, and the five local councils come together for the awards every year, with nominations submitted by the public online for the categories. The category award winners go on to represent Wellington in the regional awards.

The Wellington City Council Accessibility Awards were held in conjunction with the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards last night.

These awards recognise businesses, initiatives and people who help make Wellington City more accessible for everyone.

A million thanks to our current directors Darryn Sigley, Tim Cooke, Hillary Reid, Arawhetu Berdinner and Tim Ganley, and to past directors too – and to all the members of Wellington Batucada past and present who bring passion and joy to the band.

Thanks also to Charlene who put our name forward this year, and to Roger who got the ball rolling by entering us for the first time in 2018.

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