The Attitude Charitable Trust champions the integration of people with disabilities into every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. 

The Attitude Trust funds scholarships for disabled youth to attend Tertiary education and established the prestigious Attitude Awards, held annually since 2008.



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 are now open.


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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 2019 black tie gala ceremony will be held at Auckland’s Sky City on Friday 22 November to recognise artists, athletes, employers, young people, and game-changers in the sector.

An hour-long television special packed with entertainment, winners, and highlights from the night will be broadcast on TVNZ1. Previous awards ceremonies can be viewed on

For sponsorship enquiries or to reserve tickets email:

All other Trust enquiries email the Chair Dan Buckingham

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Timeline of events

Nominations open
Monday 17 June

Nominations close
Monday 22 July

Finalists announced
Friday 6 September

Tickets on Sale
Monday 16th September

Gala Dinner
Friday 22 November

Hour long special on TVNZ1
Sunday 1 December

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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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The 2019 finalists have been announced.

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On sale Monday 16 September.
We’ll bring you more information soon.