Continuing the 60th celebrations for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme in New Zealand, this evening Dame Cindy and Dr Davies hosted a reception for the Award, joined by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh. Since the Award’s establishment in Aotearoa New Zealand in 1963, it has endured thanks to the countless people who give their time and expertise to help our rangatahi achieve the goals they set themselves in the Award programme. This event was a chance to recognise some of those outstanding people who have contributed to the Award’s success in New Zealand.
Before cutting the celebratory birthday cake, the Duke noted how the Award, started by his father in 1956, now exists in over 120 countries and territories worldwide with millions of participants taking up the challenge.
More photos from this event can be found here: Celebrating 60 Years of Manawatakitahi photo gallery.