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

 


Further Nominations Sought For Hastings Civic Honours Awards


Date: January 30th 2013

Further Nominations Sought For Hastings Civic Honours Awards

Hastings residents are urged to consider placing a nomination for the 2013 Civic Honours Awards.

The awards recognise an individual volunteer, group or voluntary organisation which has contributed significantly to the Hastings community. Nominations can be placed in one of six categories; arts and culture, health and welfare, sport and recreation, education and youth, new volunteer and youth volunteer.

Hastings Mayor Lawrence Yule says ‘Thousands of people around Hastings District give their time willingly each year in support of a sporting or community organisations. It’s appropriate that Council recognises the work of these people and we need to be sure that we receive nominations for people from all walks of life.”

Lawrence Yule says “Historically, nominations have been received for people who have given long and consistent service to the community. However it is important that we also recognise those who have not long been working as volunteers. Awards in the new and youth volunteer categories will ensure we honour those who are younger and doing sterling work for our community.”

“Volunteers are playing an increasingly important role in ensuring a large variety of services are maintained in Hastings. These awards recognise our stand-out residents for their dedication, perseverance and tenacity in fulfilling their aim to help, teach or nurture others. It is important that everyone identifies those members of their organisation or community who are deserving of a nomination."

The nominations will be judged by the Council’s Civic Honours Awards Panel before the awards are presented at a ceremony in late May.

Nomination close on 15 February 2013 and forms are available at the Hastings, Havelock North and Flaxmere libraries or Council’s Service Centre in Lyndon Road. Nomination forms can also be downloaded from http://www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/community-awards

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On Bill English Living In Denial

The working poor have been a direct byproduct of the economic policies in vogue for the past 30 years or more, all over the Western world... That anger was evident in the Brexit vote, and it underlies the support for Donald Trump in the United States. More>>

ALSO:

Final Reading Of Parental Leave Bill: Families With New Babies Victims Of Veto

“For the first time ever, a Bill will have a third reading debate and no vote will be taken at the end because the National Government has used its veto – an extreme measure against families,” says the Bill’s sponsor, Labour MP Sue Moroney. More>>

ALSO:

Water, Pests, Erosion...: Commissioner Releases Mixed Report Card On Environment

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has released a mixed report card in her assessment of the state of New Zealand’s environment. “We are lucky to live in an exceptionally beautiful country, but we have some big issues to face up to” said Dr Jan Wright. More>>

ALSO:

Education: Private Schools Beneficiaries Of Extra Cash

“Not only did this year’s Budget freeze operational funding for state schools, but 86 per cent of secondary school principals say they don’t get enough funding, and the demand for school donations from parents is rising at 10 times the rate of inflation... Now we’ve got Hekia Parata proposing more cash for private schools." More>>

ALSO:

Shop Hours Bill Second Reading: Government Blocks Easter Trading Petition

The union representing retail workers is warning that the Government is out of touch with working people after passing the second reading of the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill, a law handing local authorities the power to permit trading on Easter Sunday. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Shewan Inquiry Into Our Tax Haven Rules

Like the political equivalent of lithium, Prime Minister John Key is routinely administered to dull any politically dangerous mood swings amidst the general public... More>>

ALSO:

Law Commission: Review Of Search And Surveillance Act Begins

“For example, the Act was drafted before cloud-based storage of data was commonplace. In the light of these and other developments, the Commission will be examining whether the investigative powers in the Act are sufficient for law enforcement purposes. We will also consider whether the safeguards that surround those processes are adequate.” More>>

ALSO:

Houses, Campers And Cops: LGNZ Media Briefing

At their quarterly media briefing today Local Government New Zealand addressed areas where local authorities are feeling pressure and outlined their approach for the upcoming local body elections in September-October. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news