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

 


ILT Kidzone Scoops Top Award i Invercargill

Media Release, Monday 1st September, 2014

Strictly embargoed until 8:00pm

ILT Kidzone Scoops Top Award

ILT Kidzone has won the Supreme Award at the 201 Trustpower Invercargill Southland Community Awards.

The Awards were announced and presented tonight (Monday 1 September) at a function at the Invercargill Civic Theatre.

For winning the Supreme Award, ILT Kidzone received a framed certificate, a trophy and $1,500 prize money. ILT Kidzone now has the opportunity to represent the district at the 2014 Trustpower National Community Awards, which are being held in Wellington in March 201.

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

Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt says “Invercargill is a growing city. Volunteers make it a vibrant place assisting with not only social service roles but also running events like Kidzone and Polyfest.”

Mayor of Southland District Gary Tong stated that “Volunteers are the backbone of many small rural communities. They are the glue which holds communities together and allows so many things to happen.”

Trustpower Community Relations Representative Emily Beaton added that the ILT Kidzone “Is the perfect opportunity for the community to get together, enjoy some family time and it is the volunteers behind the event that make it so memorable.

The event is about sharing experiences and creating memories and the volunteers are the ones in the background encouraging families to try new things.

This years event saw the highest number of volunteers register in the ten years that ILT Kidzone has been running with 300 volunteers registering, many for the full six days.

ILT Kidzone is the perfect example of community spirit and we can’t wait for them to share their story at the 2014 Trustpower National Community Awards,” says Miss Beaton.

The competition for this year’s Trustpower Invercargill Southland Community Awards was strong with 47 groups entered for the Awards.

Other winners at tonight’s Trustpower Invercargill Southland Community Awards were:

Heritage and Environment
Commendation: Kia Mate Toa
Commendation: YMCA Invercargill – Youth Leadership Programme
Runner-Up: Bluff Hill Motupohue Environment Trust
Winner: Stewart Island/ Rakiura Community and Environment Trust.

Health and Well Being
Commendation: Victim Support
Joint Runner-Up: Invercargill Cancer Society Supportive Volunteers
Joint Runner-up: St Vincent de Paul Society
Winner: Hospice Southland


Arts and Culture
Winner: Takitimu Patchwork and Embroidery Group

Sport and Leisure
Runner- up: ASSET Programme
Winner: Winton Rotary

Education and Child/Youth Development
Runner-Up: GirlGuiding Southland
Winner: Riverton Youth Focus Group

Supreme Winner
ILT Kidzone

Youth Spirit
Winner: Natasha Belling, James Hargest College
Runner up: Grace MacRae, Northern Southland College
Finalist: Ethan Burgess, Southland Boys’ High School
Finalist: Ella Wilkins, Southland Girls’ High School
Finalist: Ashleigh Hoten Walker, Central Southland College

Please find attached a full citation for all recipients.

The Awards are being presented at a function this evening, Monday 1st September, at the Invercargill Civic Theatre, starting at 6pm. Media are welcome to attend.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Labour's 'Future Of Work': Major Reform Of Careers And Apprenticeships

The next Labour Government will transform careers advice in high schools to ensure every student has a personalised career plan, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

State Investments Management: Treasury Likes IRD, Not Education Or Corrections

The Inland Revenue Department has scored an 'A' in the first tranche of the Treasury's investor confidence rating for state agencies that manage significant Crown investments and assets, gaining greater autonomy as a result, while the Corrections and Education ministries gained a 'C' rating. More>>

ALSO:

Govt Goal: NZ To Be "Predator Free" By 2050

Prime Minister John Key has today announced the Government has adopted the goal of New Zealand becoming Predator Free by 2050... “That’s why we have adopted this goal. Our ambition is that by 2050 every single part of New Zealand will be completely free of rats, stoats and possums." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The IOC’s Treatment Of Russian Sport, And Lone Wolf Terrorism

A blanket ban on Russian athletes would also have exposed the IOC to criticism that its treatment of Russia would have been marked contrast to its treatment say, of the track and field team from Kenya – a country about which the IOC has very similar doping concerns. More>>

ALSO:

Sounds Like A Plan: Auckland Council Receives Unitary Plan Recommendations

A key milestone in New Zealand planning history was reached today when the Independent Hearings Panel delivered the reports containing its recommendations on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan. More>>

ALSO:

National Park Expansion: Forests And Coast Of Kahurangi Protected

Five parcels of high value land totalling more than 890 hectares have been formally gazetted as part of the National Park. More>>

ALSO:

PPP Go-Ahead: SkyPath Gets Unanimous Support

Auckland’s SkyPath project has been given the go-ahead to be delivered through a public private partnership, after a unanimous decision at today’s Finance and Performance Committee. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Reserve Bank, The UN Shortlist, And Trump

Can there really be there any link between the US presidential elections and yesterday’s RBNZ signals on interest rates and the NZ dollar? Well, maybe. And it would be this: the improving US economy is reportedly putting a tailwind behind the US dollar, and rendering the actions of our Reserve Bank virtually irrelevant. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On What John Key Should Be Asking Joe Biden

No doubt, US Vice-President Joe Biden will be updating Prime Minister John Key on the chances of a TPP vote taking place in the ‘ lame duck’ session of Congress that’s held between the November’s election and the inauguration of a new President in January. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news