Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Supreme winner endorses awards

16 August 2006

Supreme winner endorses awards

Supreme award winners Keep Waitakere Beautiful (KWB) encourage all Waitakere community groups to get their nominations in for the 2006 Infratil-Waitakere Community Awards before entries close on September 4.

KWB took out the supreme award at the inaugural awards last year, after winning the heritage and environment category. They are not entering the awards this year to 'let someone else have a go.'

Project Manager Moira Kennedy travelled with Councillor Judy Lawley to the 2005 TrustPower National Community Awards held in Greymouth and says the experience was humbling.

"Participation was a truly humbling and remarkable experience. There were more than 100 people there, overflowing with passion and great energy for their projects, some with no or very little funding from their local bodies," she says.

"It made me even more proud to be a New Zealander, to know that there were so many decent, kind, hardworking, salt-of-the-earth people who want to help others and who don't seek attention or recognition for themselves.

I would warmly recommend any volunteer organisation in Waitakere City to enter the Awards - it's a fabulous experience. As well as having the opportunity to share ideas, knowledge and project concepts with others from all around the country, it's great fun too!"

Aimed at "Powering Volunteers All Across New Zealand" the TrustPower National Awards featured 21 finalist groups across a true cross section of society - children's after-school programmes, hospice volunteers, soroptimists, eventing, environmental restoration projects, neighbourhood support, vintage museums and alcohol and drug support services.

To enter fill out an entry form online at www.waitakere.govt.nz or get one from your local library or contact 839 0400 to be posted a hard copy. Entries close September 4.

This year's winners will represent Waitakere at the national awards to be held in Taupo.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news