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


Kura Precious Ones Special Needs Support Group Winner

Kura Precious Ones Special Needs Support Group Named Supreme Winner at Community Awards

Kura Precious Ones Special Needs Support Group have taken top honours at Wairoa’s biggest annual celebration of volunteers, the Trustpower Community Awards.

Voluntary groups from around the region gathered with representatives from Trustpower, the Wairoa District Council, and the community at the War Memorial Hall to hear how 13 groups are making an impact in their community.

Trustpower Community Relations Representative Alice Boyd says Kura Precious Ones Special Needs Support Group stood out because of their creativity and impact of their volunteers.

“Kura Precious Ones Special Needs Support Group is for whānau, parents, caregivers, teachers, and siblings who care for, educate and love children with autism and special needs” says Miss Boyd.

“The support group is a place for people to come together while their babies play to have a korero and kai, and share experiences, advice, support and lots of aroha. They provide such an important support network for the whānau in their community, and a welcoming space for everyone to share and learn” she says.

For winning the Supreme Award, Kura Precious Ones Special Needs Support Group received a framed certificate, a trophy, and $1,500 prize money.

Kura Precious Ones Special Needs Support Group will go on to represent the Wairoa District at the 2017 Trustpower National Community Awards, taking place in the Queenstown Lakes area next April.

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

Youth Community Spirit
Winner – Pahemata Robinson (Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngati Kahungunu o Te Wairoa)

Heritage and Environment
Runner up – Ngā Mokopuna Anamata Kapa Haka Festival
Winner – Te Wairoa Reorua 2040
Health and Wellbeing
Commendation – Raupunga Water Committee
Joint runner up – Citizens Advice Bureau Wairoa
Joint runner up – The Wairoa Disability Transport Service
Winner – Donations for Families in Need

Arts and Culture
Runner up – Radio Te Wairoa
Winner – Long River Gallery

Sport and Leisure
Runner up – Wairoa Rodeo Club
Winner – The Centre Swim School
Education and Child/Youth Development
Commendation – YROA YNOT Youth Voice
Runner up – The Wairoa Young Achievers Trust
Winner – Kura Precious Ones Special Needs Support Group

Supreme Winner
Kura Precious Ones Special Needs Support Group

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Child 'Uplifts': Children’s Commissioner To Conduct Review

The Children’s Commissioner has announced that his Office will be carrying out a thematic review of Oranga Tamariki’s policies, processes and practice relating to care and protection issues for tamariki Māori aged 0-3 months.

“At the time of the attempted uplift from Hawke’s Bay Maternity Hospital at the beginning of May, our Office shared our views on the critical importance of the mother-child relationship, and the fact that this relationship is denied to too many Māori children”, says the Children’s Commissioner, Judge Andrew Becroft. More>>


Fluro Logo, Definitely Not Racism, Activist Judges: Act Has Conference

“Finally, New Zealanders will have the right to challenge bad laws in court. If the courts find that a law hasn’t been made in accordance with the basic principles of good lawmaking, it can be declared invalid." More>>


Money Found: Revised Offer For Teachers And Principals

PPTA and NZEI have recommended that revised offers from the Government to their members are ratified, Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced. More>>


Discussion Doc: National's Primary Sector Plans

Today National has released our third discussion document, this one on the primary sector. It showcases our positive and innovative approach to what is the backbone of our economy, Leader of the National Party Simon Bridges says. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The War Purposes Of Our Massive Defence Spend-Up

If you’re willing to believe Defence Minister Ron Mark, our defence forces will be operating in future like a high-tech version of Oxfam. Yes, we’re going to be spending $20 billion on Defence in the years out until 2030, but allegedly… “Much of the spend has been driven by climate change.” More>>



Govt Adopts Working Group Plan: Unions Welcome Film Industry Collective Bargaining

The announcement today by the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway, to support collective bargaining for those working in the film and screen industry, is welcomed. More>>


Greenpeace: New Oil Rig Arrives

A drill rig commissioned by oil giant OMV has arrived in New Zealand, a little over a year after the Government issued a ban on new oil and gas exploration permits... More>>





InfoPages News Channels