We're proud to announce Okirano Tilaia as the winner of the BLAKE Leader Award - Youth Category, presented by Westpac.

In just 17 years, Oki has shown leadership within his community, school, sport and culture. Motivated by a desire to give back to his community and beyond, it's easy to see how Oki has become a voice for youth, Pasifika and the environment.

Alongside his many achievements, Oki demonstrated his remarkable leadership abilities when he stepped up and initiated a large community response following the tragedy in March this year. Through his acts of service, he created an opportunity to connect, give and show love.