The Attitude Charitable Trust seeks to increase awareness of the benefits of the integration of people with disabilities into every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. 

The Attitude Trust organises scholarships for disabled youth to attend University and runs the popular, annual Attitude Awards.



Trustees include: Hon. Ruth Dyson, Stacey Roche, David Rutherford, Richard Barker, Robyn Scott-Vincent MNZOM and Dan Buckingham.



Proceeds from the Attitude Awards go towards helping students who live with disability study for a role in the media. Applications for the Attitude Trust Scholarship open in September 2018.


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If you have any questions about sponsorship, the Trust, or the event itself, please get in touch. 

The Attitude Awards are a nationally televised event celebrating the achievements of New Zealanders living with disabilities.

The 2018 black tie gala ceremony was held at Auckland’s Sky City on Wednesday 28 November, where we recognised artists, athletes, employers, young people, and game-changers in the sector.

With thanks to NZ On Air, an hour-long television special packed with entertainment, winners, and highlights from the night was broadcast on TVNZ1 and can be viewed on TVNZ’s OnDemand

Nominations for the 2019 Attitude Awards will open soon.
For more information email:

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Shining a spotlight on the disability sector with all the glitz and glamour to be expected from this televised black tie event. 

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Watch the stories of all 24 2018 finalists here.

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We’ll bring you more information on the 2019 event.