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The North Harbour club was established on 18 May, 1995.

Originally, a group of North Shore business people met and established a constitution with the objectives below:

  1. To promote the North Harbour region.
  2. For business establishments of the region to meet and network for the good of the region.
  3. To form a Charitable Trust to raise funds and present scholarships to the youth of the North Harbour region.

To qualify for the AIMES Awards, recipients must have shown outstanding ability or potential in the areas of the arts, information technology, music, education, sport.



"Celebrating the Pursuit of Excellence"


Applications for the 2013 AIMES Awards are open - and close on Friday 2nd August.

Applications are made on-line through our website - so make sure you submit your application asap!


The North Harbour Club supports young achievers through the annual AIMES Awards. The North Harbour Club has, as part of its Mission Statement, the desire to provide scholarship grants each year to deserving young people of the North Harbour region. Since 1995 the club has awarded over $1.4 million in AIMES Awards to some incredible young people from our region.

These Awards are presented to young people of the North Harbour Region, between the ages of 13-25, who have achieved excellence in the categories of the Arts; IT, Innovation & Science; Music; Education; Sport and Service to the Community (Hence - AIMES).

In 2005, the North Harbour Club Emerging Talent category was introduced (proudly sponsored by BellinghamWallace).  The Emerging Talent Awards recognise individuals who display considerable promise in any of the above categories, many of whom go on to become AIMES Awards Winners.  The Emerging Talent Awards are selected as part of the AIMES process. 

The AIMES Awards are presented annually, with applications usually being called for during June/July.

Applicants for the AIMES Awards must, among other things, impress a panel of judges nominated by the Trustees of the North Harbour Club (for more information on our Judging Panel, please see our "Judges' page).  Now well established, these awards are keenly sought-after, with around 80 applications being received each year. Many of the applications are considered 'absolutely outstanding' by the judges, so narrowing the final field down is a challenging, but enjoyable, task. The talent level is a credit to the region, and the North Harbour Club recognises that the region as a whole has the responsibility to develop this potential to its fullest.

The annual AIMES Awards are announced and presented to the winners at the Club's annual black-tie dinner held in late October/early November each year.

To be eligible to apply for a North Harbour Club AIMES Award in 2013, applicants must:-

  1. Be aged between 13-25 years as at Friday 2nd August 2013.
  2. Have lived in the North Harbour region and/or can demonstrate a strong affiliation with the North Harbour region for a period of not less than 2 calendar years.
  3. Be able to demonstrate the achievement of excellence in their chosen field.
  4. Be able to complete all sections and meet the expectations of the application form in full as requested.

(Eligibility will be decided by the Judging Panel and no correspondence will be entered into)



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