Wellington Branch members recognised for volunteering and leadership

Two members of the NCWNZ Wellington Branch have been recognised for their volunteer work and leadership.

Harita Gandhi-Kashyap receives award 2024
Harita Gandhi-Kashyap receiving her award at the Volunteer Wellington Mahi Aroha Awards 2024

Harita Gandhi-Kashyap has received a number of awards and honours in 2024. Harita’s contributions to NCWNZ include being the Wellington Branch Treasurer, founder of the Conversations with Wāhine radio show and podcast, and member of the Parliamentary Watch Committee. Harita also volunteers with Wellington Indian Association, Crohns and Colitis NZ, and runs another podcast Coconut Chats. She is an accountant in her day job. Congratulations to Harita for receiving the following awards and honours, recognising her unwavering commitment to her volunteer work:

  • Vibe Lifter Award from Raglan Food Co
  • Top 40 under 40 for 2024 for the Indian Achievers Club
  • 3rd Place for the Mitre10 MEGA Wellington Volunteer of the Year Award at the Volunteer Wellington Mahi Aroha Awards 2024

Wellington Branch President Aleisha Amohia has also had a celebratory start to the year. Outside of her membership with NCWNZ, she is a technical lead and software developer. She also holds advisory or board roles with InternetNZ and Innovative Young Minds. Congratulations to Aleisha for receiving the following honours and awards:

  • Finalist for the Xero Hi-Tech Young Achiever Award at the Hi-Tech Awards New Zealand
  • Rangatiranga Tipu Award, recognising excellence in leadership, at Ngā Tohu Matihiko (awards celebrating Māori Excellence in Digital and Technology)
Aleisha Amohia receiving award 2024
Mel Gollan (winner of the Rangatiratanga Tōtara Award) and Aleisha Amohia (winner of the Rangatiratanga Tipu Award) at Ngā Tohu Matihiko 2024


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