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Searching for Wairoa District’s Community Champions

9 June 2014

Searching for Wairoa District’s Community Champions

Wairoa District residents have the opportunity to recognise the dedication of their local voluntary groups – with entries for the Trustpower Wairoa Community Awards now open. Run in partnership with the Wairoa District Council, the Awards are open to all voluntary groups and organisations working to make the district a better place to live.

Anyone can enter a voluntary group or organisation for the Trustpower Wairoa Community Awards – voluntary groups and organisations can even enter themselves.

Since the Trustpower Wairoa Community Awards began in 2000, more than $69,000 has been given away to deserving voluntary groups and organisations, and this year more than $5000 is up for grabs.

Last year 25 entries were received for the Trustpower Wairoa Community Awards. Trustpower Community Relations Coordinator Suzi Luff believes that although this is a strong response, there are still a lot of voluntary groups out there who deserve recognition.

“The Wairoa District is filled with so many talented, resourceful, creative and innovative voluntary groups who support this community in a multitude of ways. Many activities, events, projects, programmes, sport, and services are available thanks to this region’s hard working volunteers. But often they are not recognised for the invaluable work they do.

Through the Trustpower Wairoa Community Awards, our aim is that these groups are recognised and celebrated along with even more groups emerging that are doing amazing things for the benefit of the entire community.

Now it’s your chance to say ‘thank you’ to these volunteers who work hard to improve your community – just by filling out an entry form. It takes just a few minutes of your time to enter a voluntary group but it will be an enormous boost for the group you are recognising,” says Suzi.

Entry Forms for the Trustpower Wairoa Community Awards are available from the Council offices or service centres or can be completed online at www.trustpower.co.nz/communityawards. Entries can also be made over the phone by calling Suzi Luff on 0800 87 11 11.

The awards cover five categories; Heritage and Environment, Health and Wellbeing, Arts and Culture, Sport and Leisure, and Education and Child/Youth Development. Category winners receive $500, runners-up receive $250 and the Supreme Winner will take home $1,500 and an all-expenses paid trip to the 2014 Trustpower National Community Awards being held in Wellington in March 2015. Last year’s Trustpower Wairoa Community Awards Supreme Winner was the Whangawehi Catchment Management Group.

Entries for the Trustpower Wairoa Community Awards close at 5pm on Friday 8 August, 2014.

For more information, contact:
www.trustpower.co.nz/communityawards
www.facebook.com/TrustpowerCommunity

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