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

 


It’s time to celebrate Upper Hutt’s community groups

Media release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, 4 April 2014

It’s time to celebrate Upper Hutt’s community groups

It’s official—the Wellington Airport Upper Hutt Community Awards are now open for 2014 nominations.

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 4 APR 2014— Has your community group, club or collective achieved something astounding in the last year? Are you delivering an awesome service or opportunity for the people of Upper Hutt? Do you deserve some recognition?

Nominations for the Wellington Airport Upper Hutt Community Awards officially opened on 1 April. This year Upper Hutt City Council would like to encourage the community to get behind the cause and nominate as many of our hardworking community groups as possible. Upper Hutt city is filled with a vast array of not-for-profit organisations that give significantly to the community, and this is your chance to celebrate and acknowledge the importance they play in making this city a great place to live.

The awards are separated into five different categories: Heritage and Environment; Health and Wellbeing; Arts and Culture; Sports and Leisure; and Education and Youth Development. Awards and prizes will be presented at a Mayoral reception on Tuesday 19 August.

Each of the category winners will receive $1,000, and again this year there is a $250 prize going to the runners up. An additional $1,000 will be awarded to Upper Hutt’s supreme winner. All category winners will be invited to represent Upper Hutt and attend the regional awards.

Upper Hutt’s 2013 supreme award went to the Lighthouse Family Home for Girls. Spokesperson, Paul Thompson said that the award has had many benefits for his organisation. “Winning the Community Awards in 2013 has helped the Lighthouse Girls Home to raise our profile in the community, which has enabled us to tap into other funding and support services that we previously had not known. The prize money was also a huge help, as it has helped to update our TV sets for the digital switchover, which we would not have been able to afford to do otherwise.”

If you know a community group from Upper Hutt that could benefit from being part of these awards, then help them out by nominating them. You may nominate any not-for-profit group, club or organisation that works in the interest of the community, and you are allowed to nominate your own group. There is also no limit to the number of nominations one person can submit.

“Last year we had a record 41 nominations, which made for an exciting ceremony and a positive, celebratory occasion. Last year’s nominees are welcome to be nominated again, and we have set ourselves a target of 50 groups ultimately being represented on the night.” says Community Services Manager, Debbie Duncan.

Nomination forms are available at the Upper Hutt City Library and Council’s main reception, or at www.upperhuttcity.com/wellington-airport-community-awards. Nominations close 30 June.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Joint Statement: Establishment Of NZ-China Strategic Partnership

At the invitation of Governor-General Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Prime Minister The Rt Hon John Key of New Zealand, President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China made a state visit to New Zealand from 19 to 21 November 2014.

During his visit, President Xi Jinping met with Governor-General Jerry Mateparae, and held talks with Prime Minister John Key. The leaders had an in-depth exchange of views on bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of common interest. More>>

 
 

Parliament Today:

Savings Targets: Health Procurement Plan Changes Direction

Next steps in implementing DHB shared services programme Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has agreed to explore a proposal put forward by DHBs to move implementation of the shared services programme to a DHB-owned vehicle. More>>

ALSO:

More on Health Policy:

Auckland Unification: 'No IT Cost Blowout' (Just More Expensive)

Following discussion of an update on Auckland Council’s Information Services Transformational Programme at today’s Finance and Performance Committee, council has released the report publicly. More>>

ALSO:

Other Expensive Things:

Gordon Campbell: On The SAS Role Against Islamic State, And Podemos

Only 25% of the US bombing runs are even managing to locate IS targets worth bombing. As the NYT explains at length, this underlines the need for better on-the-ground intelligence to direct the air campaign to where the bad guys have holed up... More>>

ALSO:

Public Service: Commission Calls For Answers On Handling Of CERA Harassment

EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue is deeply concerned about the way in which the State Services Commission has handled sexual allegations made against CERA chief executive Roger Sutton this week and is calling for answers. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On Andrew Little’s Victory

So Andrew Little has won the leadership – by the narrowest possible margin – from Grant Robertson, and has already been depicted by commentators as being simultaneously (a) the creature of the trade unions and (b) the most centrist of the four candidates, which would be an interesting trick to see someone try in a game of Twister. More>>

ALSO:

China President Wishlists: Greens Welcome Xi, But Human Rights Need To Be On Agenda

“President Xi has made some progress on climate change, but he must also lift the Chinese government’s game on human rights issues,” Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said... It is important that our Government continues to urge the Chinese government to show restraint and respect human rights in both Tibet and the Xinjiang province.” More>>

ALSO:

Airport Security Breach: CAA Fines Minister

Minister Brownlee has been issued an infringement notice and is required to pay a $2000 infringement fine for breaching Civil Aviation Rule 19.357(b), which states no person may be in an airport security area without an appropriate identity card or document. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news