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Outstanding Response to Waipa District’s Community Awards

Media Release, for immediate release, Wednesday 26 March 2014

Outstanding Response to Waipa District’s Community Awards

With fifty-one entries received for the Trustpower Waipa District Community Awards, locals have really got behind their volunteers.

The Trustpower Waipa District Community Awards, which recognise and reward voluntary groups for the outstanding contribution they make to the local community, are run in partnership with the Waipa District Council. Entries for the Community Awards closed on Friday 14 March, but it always takes a while to calculate the final amount.

Trustpower Community Relations Representative Jess Somerville says the Trustpower Community Awards help to recognise the people who put their heart and soul into helping out.

“The generosity of volunteers and the variety of projects they lend a hand to for their local community never ceases to amaze me. Once again the Waipa community has got behind their community, and I’m stoked that we will be celebrating so many talented, resourceful and hard working volunteers through this year’s Trustpower Community Awards.

“I would like to thank all of the people who put so much effort into the fifty-one entries this year,” says Miss Somerville.

The Awards cover five categories; Heritage and Environment, Health and Wellbeing, Arts and Culture, Sport and Leisure, and Education and Child/Youth Development. The category winners receive $500 and runners-up receive $250.

The Supreme Winner will take home $1,500, a trophy, framed certificate and an all-expenses paid trip to the Trustpower National Community Awards. The 2014 Trustpower National Community Awards will be held in the Wellington region in March 2015.

The entries for the Trustpower Waipa Community Awards are currently being prepared for judging with the results to be announced and presented at a function on Monday 19 May, to which all entered organisations as well as those that entered groups will be invited.

ENDS

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