PrimeMinister's OT Awards 2019 - video transcript


William Waiirua, former Oranga Tamariki youth worker

There you are, I didn’t see you there. We’re down here at Spruce Goose, for Oranga Tamariki.

Amanda Wright, Oranga Tamariki Events Manager
These amazing young people have done some amazing work and are achieving at a high level. They're here for the Prime Minister's awards.
These twenty two young people are receiving scholarships today, that will support them in their study, their vocation, their leadership and professional development into their future. It's a huge recognition and an amazing opportunity.
Hollie Oswald, Oranga Tamariki Social Worker
Lots of these kids haven’t even gone on a plane before, and I just think being really treated, feeling really special for the day is what they'll probably remember the most.
Amanda Wright
They are going to explore, they are going to get their hair and make-up done, they’re being well looked after and loved, then they're going to meet the Prime Minister.
Award recipient
I’m Caitlin
Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister
Kia Ora Caitlin, how are you?
You look gorgeous as well. All of a sudden I feel so underdressed.
Jacob Gibbons, Award recipient
A lot of things that I’ve done in my life, I didn’t think it would all lead up to meeting the Prime Minister. It’s pretty unreal, like. Her acknowledging my work, acknowledging my success. It’s pretty memorable for me that she would take time out of her day to speak to me, and see me. I hope that my art inspires a lot of other people in the future.
Tracey Martin, Minister for Children
Those who are here today who are going to be awarded, you are the embodiment of resilience.
Gráinne Moss, Oranga Tamariki CEO
These awards, hopefully, can take you one step forward, they recognise how far you’ve come, but actually, more importantly, how much further you can go.
Like I say to my kids, the stars are the limits, you know? Anything’s achievable, you know like, only you will stop you from achieving anything in this world.
Reyana Wilson, Awward recipient
A chance can mean everything, you know when somebody looks at us and says, you know, I think you can be something, I think you can do something, that’s major, and that’s giving us something that we don’t necessarily have already and you know, that means the world. This opens one door and it can really take you anywhere.


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