Aspiring carver Daniel McGregor is one of this year's Prime Minister's Oranga Tamariki award winners.
We caught up with him to view some of his awesome carvings and see how he felt about his award.
"I'm still shocked now that I got this award. I could tell that my family is really proud of me for doing this," says Daniel.
Transition Support worker Reuben Batten of Kapiti Youth Support is proud of Daniel and what he's achieved in the year they've been working together.
"Knowing my young person's story and where he's come from, and where he sees himself going, it's inspiring that his past isn't a barrier," says Reuben.
"Where he's been hasn't stopped him from achieving."
Watch our video with Daniel McGregor, below: