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Countdown Begins to National Community Awards

Media release, for immediate release, Tuesday 18 March 2014

Countdown Begins to National Community Awards

Pahiatua Help-N-Hand prepares to represent Tararua District

In just a couple of days Pahiatua Help-N-Hand will be going head to head with the country’s best and brightest voluntary groups and organisations at the Trustpower National Community Awards.

The 2013 Trustpower National Community Awards are being held in the Invercargill and Southland region from 21 - 23 March 2014.

Pahiatua Help-N-Hand is representing the Tararua District at the National Community Awards – an honour they won after being named Supreme Winner at the Trustpower Tararua District Community Awards last year.

Joining Pahiatua Help-N-Hand at the National Awards will be representatives from 24 other voluntary groups or organisations from around the country that were named Supreme Winner at their regional Trustpower Community Awards.

At the Nationals, Pahiatua Help-N-Hand will give an eight minute presentation on what the group has achieved and why they deserve the title of Trustpower National Community Award Supreme Winner. Pahiatua Help-N-Hand will be judged on that presentation, along with a 1,000 word summary of the organisation.

The presentations will take place on Saturday 22 March at the Civic Theatre in Invercargill, with the Winner and Runner-Up being announced at an Awards dinner that evening being held at Stadium Southland.

Trustpower Community Relations Representative Jess Somerville says Pahiatua Help-N-Hand have spent many hours preparing for what is promising to be a fantastic presentation on their achievements.

“The Tararua community should be really proud of what this group of inspirational volunteers have achieved and what they contribute to their community. They will make wonderful ambassadors for the Tararua community at the Trustpower National Community Awards,” says Miss Somerville.

Attending the National Community Awards from Pahiatua Help-N-Hand will be Kathy Braddick and Graeme Vial, along with Tararua District Mayor Roly Ellis and his wife Phillipa.

The Trustpower National Community Awards Supreme Winner will take home $2,500, a framed certificate, a trophy and a $500 voucher from Exult, a leading and specialist training provider for the community sector. The Runner Up will receive $1,500, a framed certificate and a $200 voucher from Exult.


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