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

 


Civic Awards - call for nominations

Civic Awards - call for nominations

Calling all supporters of Whangarei’s hard working, sincere, tireless and giving citizens – now is your chance to nominate someone who has made a significant contribution to the community for a Civic Award.

Every year Whangarei District Council honours up to four citizens for outstanding voluntary service.

Anyone who has made a significant contribution to community through their personal leadership, inspiration, sacrifice or devotion to a cause is eligible.

“We all know at least one of these kind souls who give their time, resources and skills for the benefit of others,” says Chairman of the Civic Awards selection panel Councillor Shelley Deeming.

“They are the people who have been helping out for years, even decades with no thought of reward or recompense. Our community wouldn’t be the same without them.”

“Our question to anyone reading this is, ‘Does this sound like someone you know?’ if so, please round up as much information as you can about them and nominate them for an award by 23 May.”

“This is an opportunity for the community to give back to four of these deserving people. There are countless people out there who are worthy of a Civic Honour; however we won’t get to hear about them unless someone lets us know.”

Attached is a nomination form which gives all the information you need to make a nomination.

“If you would like to make a nomination but want to talk about it first or if you need help with your nomination form, please do not hesitate to contact Whangarei District Council Community Funding Officer Bree Kurtovich. Remember, nominations close at 4pm on Friday 25 May 2014.”

Past recipients have come from a wide range of interest areas including fire-fighting, conservation, Kohanga Reo, music teaching, surf lifesaving and hockey coaching, raising funds for the SPCA, caring for or representing the elderly, reading for the blind, umpiring, scouting or caring for seafarers – the list is long and varied.

Last year’s recipients were Sophie Edwards, recognised for her long-standing and generous gift of her time, energy, talents and wisdom to the community and nature of the Tutukaka Coast and wider Whangarei area; Fred and Mary Field in recognition of their enormous contribution to the wider Mangakahia community and to young people in need; Des Coutts in acknowledgement of his long-standing commitment to, and support of, the Hikurangi community; also from Hikurangi Merv Rusk in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional well-being of the people of Hikurangi, Whangarei and New Zealand.

Each potential recipient must be nominated by at least two people who must put together as much information as they can to show how and why their nominee is a strong candidate. This helps district councillors on the Civic Honours Selection Panel to take into account as much information as possible while selecting the recipients.

Usually up to four recipients are named and an award ceremony is held at the Council Chambers to recognise and celebrate the efforts of the winners.
Councillor Shelley Deeming, said every year the nominations were a revelation of the huge input that dedicated, selfless people have into the community through long service in often behind-the-scenes roles.

“It is heart warming and humbling to hear their stories, and a joy to see them recognised by the District in front of their friends and families,” said Councillor Deeming.
Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Scoop Editor "Ask me anything" : Scoop's 'Invisible Paywall'

Operation Chrysalis: The Final Countdown - Thanks & There's Still Time To Pledge

Phew! We are now counting down the hours to the end of this crowd-funding campaign at 11pm on Sunday. Thankyou to all those Scoop readers and supporters who have pledged already. You have been awesome. But this is not over yet. More>>

 
 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

IPCA Reports: Significant Problems In Police Custody

In releasing two reports today, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has highlighted a number of significant problems with the way in which Police deal with people who are detained in Police cells. More>>

ALSO:

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security: Inquiry Into GCSB Pacific Allegations

The complaints follow recent public allegations about GCSB activities. The complaints, and these public allegations, raise wider questions regarding the collection, retention and sharing of communications data. More>>

ALSO:

TPPA Investment Leak: "NZ Surrender To US" On Corporates Suing Governments

Professor Jane Kelsey: ‘As anticipated, the deal gives foreign investors from the TPPA countries special rights, and the power to sue the government in private offshore tribunals for massive damages if new laws, or even court decisions, significantly affected their bottom line’. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: The Myth Of Steven Joyce

Gordon Campbell: The myth of competence that’s been woven around Steven Joyce – the Key government’s “Minister of Everything” and “Mr Fixit” – has been disseminated from high-rises to hamlets, across the country... More>>

ALSO:

RMTU: No Public Submissions On International Government Procurement Deal

“The government is preparing to assent to the Government Procurement Agreement, a World Trade Organisation Treaty which opens up New Zealand Government contracts to foreign companies and closes the door on local businesses and their workers. However the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee is refusing to take public submissions on the decision.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On Pacific Spying

So New Zealand spied on its friends and allies in the Pacific – and has not only been passing on the results to the NSA, but has apparently passed on the details of the Pacific’s relations with Taiwan to our other best friends, the Chinese. On the side, the Key government has also been using the security services to gauge the chances of Trade Minister Tim Groser landing the top job at the WTO... More>>

ALSO:

State Housing Transfer: Salvation Army Opts Out

The Salvation Army has decided against negotiating with Government for the transfer of Housing New Zealand stock.
More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news