Do you know someone who is incredible at lifting the vibe in their local community and making a real difference for people & the planet?

This person likely doesn’t make a big song and dance about it – they just get on with the mahi, achieving amazing results through their persistence and enthusiasm.

Well, we want to recognise and support these people.

These are our local legends here in Aotearoa; people who make things a little bit better each day with their efforts, and we think they deserve a bit of a song & dance.

Nominate a Vibe Lifter from your community

They’ll go in the running to win a $2,500 grant (plus a year’s supply of our delicious products!) to support their initiative – it could be something they’re doing to support local bird & wildlife, or their work with young tamariki, getting a local shared garden started, helping reduce waste, caring for the elderly or those with special needs, or maybe pioneering an innovative technology.

It doesn’t matter if their project is big or small, if it’s lifting the vibe in your community then we want to know about it!

Previous Winners

Adel Hattingh

Adel has spent the last 8 years working with diverse community groups, including the elderly and tamariki but it’s her support and advocacy for those living with disabilities that compelled her nominator Laura to put her forward for consideration. The $2,500 grant will help her continue to do this, and also expand into new areas she’s passionate about, with projects like building awareness, capacity and capability for our youth to have a better understanding about their part in a sustainable future.

Chelita Kahutianui o-te-Rangi Zainey

Chelita has spent the last decade helping people improve their wellbeing through breathwork, traditional rongoā (healing), and mirimiri (massage). She plans to use the $2,500 grant for providing breathwork workshops in schools. We have so much admiration for the work Chelita is doing and the difference she is making.

Murray Grant

Originally a lawyer with his own firm, Raglan local Murray now helps rehabilitate waterways compromised by human activity through the Kaitiakitanga Charitable Trust. Through this he also offers work opportunities for young people to develop attributes, skills and resources to overcome past circumstances, and to create a different future for themselves and their whanau. The $2,500 grant will go towards their planned project with Taku Wairua to trap the Nau Mai Business Park catchment from the farms above to the main Whaingaroa Harbour.

Nominate Someone for the Vibe Lifter Award Here!

We will be selecting a new person every three months to receive this award. And to thank you for your recommendation, as their nominator, you will also be in the running to win a year’s supply of Raglan Food Co products.

Terms & Conditions: Nominees must be permanently based in New Zealand. Nominees must consent to having their photo & project shared on our social media channels if selected as a winner.

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