Age Concern New Zealand Huia Awards

Age Concern New Zealand Huia Awards

The Huia Awards are an annual celebration of New Zealand’s older people and those who support them. The Huia feather is a sacred treasure for Māori, symbolising leadership and mana. Huia feathers were traditionally given as tokens of friendship.

Each year we will award three recipients a Huia Award. Nominations must show how recipients support our kaumātua and make positive differences for them. 
Leadership, mana and community are the qualities our brand to represents. The circle of three feathers portrays the concept of community, friendship, and respect—all things our award recipients will value and uphold.

The Huia Awards ceremony will be part of our International Day of Older Persons celebration each year (1 October).


Age Concern staff nominate unsung heroes in their community, honouring the work of people working hard to support older Kiwis.
The Huia Award Nominations will open in August 2023.

The Huia Awards 2022

Huia Awards 2022 Media Release

Huia Awards 2022 - Photos