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Council seeks nominations for community awards

NEWS RELEASE 22 August 2008

Council seeks nominations for community awards

Wellington International Airport, in partnership with The Community Trust of Wellington and Wellington City Council, is seeking nominations for community groups in the capital that have worked to make the city a better place to live.

The Wellington Airport Community Awards celebrate the achievements of not-for-profit community groups which have made valuable contributions to Wellington's social and cultural fabric.

The Council's Social Portfolio Leader, Councillor Ngaire Best says the awards are great way to highlight the outstanding work done by community groups around the city.

"Any volunteer-based groups working in the interests of the Wellington city community are eligible for the award and people are more than welcome to nominate their own groups."

The winners of each category will receive $500 and then join winners from the other local authorities in the region at a function to be held at Wellington Airport.

Individuals may nominate community groups for consideration under one of the following categories: Heritage and Environment - improve and revitalise the local environment, culture or heritage in Wellington city. Health and Wellbeing - provide services, which enhance the social wellbeing of people within Wellington city. Arts and Culture - increase participation in arts and creative leisure activities in Wellington city. Sport and Leisure - increase the participation and enjoyment in physical sport, leisure activities and recreational pursuits in Wellington city. Educational and Child/Youth Development - enhance the educational and social development of children and youth in Wellington city.

The nominations for the awards close at 5pm on Friday 5 September.

Nomination forms are available from the Council by calling 499 4444 or you can download one from www.Wellington.govt.nz/services/volunteers/awards/awards.html

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