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


45 South Television Scoops Top Award

45 South Television Scoops Top Award

45 South Television Inc. has won the Supreme Award at the 2014 Trustpower Waitaki District Community Awards.

The Awards were announced and presented tonight (Monday 30 June) at a function at the Oamaru Opera House.

For winning the Supreme Award, 45 South Television received a framed certificate, a trophy and $1,500 prize money. 45 South Television now has the opportunity to represent the district at the 2014 Trustpower National Community Awards, which are being held in the Wellington region in March 2015.

In total, Trustpower has given away over $5,000 to various community groups through tonight’s Awards.

Trustpower Community Relations Representative Emily Beaton says

“45 South Television is a television station run completely by volunteers who bring local faces, events and news into local lounges.

Volunteers give up their free time on weekends, evenings and holidays to capture the many events and activities in the Waitaki District and beyond. As well as broadcasting these events to viewers; some who are housebound, elderly or unable to attend the events, they bring a local face with local news and weather to households five nights a week.

In covering these local events, this organisation is creating a treasure trove of archives for the town which will be useful to draw on in the future.

It is neat to see that this television station has integrated itself into the community and we are all looking forward to seeing what they will bring to the 2014 National Community Awards,” says Miss Beaton.

Other winners at tonight’s Trustpower Waitaki District Community Awards were:

Heritage and Environment

Commendation: Oamaru Harbour Redevelopment Group

Runner-Up: Friendly Bay Gardening Team

Winner: Oamaru Steam and Rail

Health and Well Being

Commendation: Otematata Volunteer Fire Brigade

Runner-Up: Friends of the Oamaru Hospital

Winner: Kurow St John

Arts and Culture

Runner-Up: Central Coast Country Music Association

Winner: Musical Theatre Oamaru

Sport and Leisure

Commendation: Oamerican and Alcomers Car Show Working Group

Runner- up: North Otago Pony Club

Winner: Mountain Biking North Otago

Education and Child/Youth Development

Runner-Up: Altrusa Oamaru

Winner: Air Training Corps 26 Squadron

Waihemo Award:

Puketapu Scout Group

Supreme Winner

45 South Television Inc.

Youth Spirit

Waihemo Winner: Emilee Oldham from East Otago High School

Waitaki Winner: Alice Kingan from Waitaki Girls High


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Gordon Campbell: On John Key’s Trip To Iraq

In the embedded press coverage on this trip, the absence so far of any evaluation of the wider context of what New Zealand thinks it is doing at Camp Taji has been striking. More>>


Labour: Parata Puts Brakes On Charter School Appraisal

“When the Ministry of Education recommended they compare the achievements of children at charter schools to those of their counterparts at state schools, the documents show Hekia Parata specifically prohibited them from doing so." More>>


Bad Day For Universities: Gun, Bomb Threats On Three Campuses

Dunedin Police are continuing their investigation into the threat made against the University of Otago. Staff are following a number of lines of inquiry, and police are working to verify the authenticity and source of the post. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Deal Reached In Atlanta

Yes, the TPP has helped to knock a few points off the tariffs facing our exporters. Yet some of those alleged dollar gains may well have been made regardless over time – and without the negative baggage of the concessions in the non-trade areas (intellectual property, copyright extensions, investor-state dispute mechanisms etc) that the TPP deal also brings in its wake. More>> (Cartoon by Dave Wolland)

Public Summaries:


Wellington.Scoop: Serco – First The Prisons, And Now It Wants To Run The Trains

As the government continues its inquiry into Serco’s discredited administration of Mt Eden prison in Auckland, here in Wellington there’s further scrutiny of the British outsourcing company – because it’s competing to take over the running of our commuter trains. More>>


Pre-Signing: Gordon Campbell On The TPP Countdown

To date, the Key government has been unwilling to share any information about this TPP deal until it is too late for outraged public opinion to affect the outcome... the disclosure process is likely to consist of a similarly skewed and careful exercise in spin. More>>


Australia Deportations: English Relaxed On Immigration Centre Conditions

Labour's Annette King: “There have been numerous reports from inside these detention centres on just how bad conditions are... If they were being held in any other foreign jail, I imagine Mr English would be somewhat concerned. More>>


Schools: Achievement-Based Funding Would Be A Disaster

The Education Minister’s speech to the PPTA Conference raising the spectre of achievement data driving a new funding system would be disastrous, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More>>

  • Video Out-Link - PPTA Annual Conference 2015 on Livestream (Q+A dicussion suggests funding would be directed to less successful schools.)

  • ALSO:

    ECE Report:

    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news