Skip to Main Content
Auckland Transport

Travelwise awards and events Travelwise awards and events


Megastars evening 2019

This year’s Megastars Awards night was held on 14 June at Ellerslie Event Centre to recognise all our amazing Walking School Bus (WSB) volunteers and Travelwise Lead Teachers across Auckland.

Megastars evening 2019 held at Ellerslie Events Centre
Image: Megastars Awards night at Ellerslie Event Centre.

Everyone enjoyed a night of entertainment and an award ceremony that recognised outstanding WSB parent volunteers and lead teachers from schools across the Auckland region.

Elvis entertainer at Megastars evening
Image: Elvis entertainer at the Megastars evening.

Entertainment band at Megastars evening
Image: Band entertainment at the Megastars evening.

Award categories

There were 2 categories with 4 different zones for each category (i.e. North, Central, West and South):

  • Walking School Bus Parent Volunteers,
  • and Travelwise Lead Teachers.

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees.

Megastar award winners

Walking School Bus Parent Volunteers

  • North - Katrina King, Birkenhead Primary School.
  • Central - Kathleen Lonergan, St Mary's Catholic School.
  • West - Lumepa Palesoo, Pomaria School.
  • South - Kim Powell, Stanhope Road School.

Travelwise Lead Teachers

  • North – Tracy Moody, Albany Primary School.
  • Central – Chaehee Park, Churchill Park School.
  • West – Lisa Sparey, Titirangi Primary School.
  • South – Shaman Singh, Papatoetoe Intermediate School.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Griffins NZ, My Food Bag, Invivo Wines NZ, The Supply and Branding Company, Ideas Room.


Annual Travelwise celebration and school awards

The Travelwise celebration is designed to recognise all the hard work, effort and achievement of schools on the Travelwise Programme.

During the year they promote road safety in their schools and communities, while encouraging children and their families to travel in an active and sustainable way.