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Ruapehu Citizen of the Year Award Nominations Open 1st Aug

Ruapehu Citizen of the Year Award Nominations Open 1st Aug

Nominations for this year’s Citizen Awards will open from this Friday 1 August through to Friday 10 October 2014.

There are two Citizen Awards given out yearly with one for the northern part of the district including National Park, Taumarunui and Ohura under the Northern Ruapehu Citizen Award and one for the Waimarino-Waiouru area under the Waimarino Citizen Award.

Mayor Don Cameron said that the Citizen Awards provide important recognition of the value that Ruapehu places on volunteer workers in our communities.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to recognise and thank the outstanding contributions made by individuals to their communities by performing voluntary, unpaid work over an extended period of time,” he said.

“Volunteer workers provide the backbone of many of the essential community services that we rely on every day.”

“Without the commitment and dedication of these people many aspects of the community would cease to function.”

Mayor Cameron said that often these volunteers have worked for years, quietly behind the scenes, doing many of the jobs that provide the supporting fabric to our communities.

“There are so many amazing people undertaking selfless work on behalf of others who are less well off in some way, maybe sick or handicapped, in trouble or danger, or just struggling through a difficult phase of their life.”

“The Citizen Awards are an opportunity to give some of these people the recognition and thanks that they deserve,” he said.

“Council would like to receive nominations from the public for people who fulfil this description.”

Mayor Cameron noted that unsuccessful nominees from previous years can be re-nominated.

The nomination form including the criteria for nominees is available from Council offices, by calling Council, or via the website, www.ruapehudc.govt.nz.

Any questions please call Sarah Doyle via your local council office.


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