Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Minister of Health Volunteer Awards now open

Minister of Health Volunteer Awards now open


Nominations are now open for the 2014 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards - celebrating the service of New Zealand’s health volunteers.

“These awards recognise the dedicated volunteers who are a valued part of New Zealand’s public health service,” says Health Minister Tony Ryall.

“The first Minister of Health Volunteer Awards held last year drew more than 90 nominations, and I hope to see even more this year.

“Last year’s awards recipients ranged in age from 14 to 85. Their inspiring stories highlighted the commitment, dedication and hard work undertaken by many volunteers to improve the quality of lives of New Zealanders.

“From running a hospital shop, to creating te reo Māori resources on injury prevention, to supporting young people diagnosed with arthritis – these are the people who make a real difference to our health services every day,” says Mr Ryall.

Last year’s Youth Health Volunteer Award recipient was Matthew Wadham. Matthew said he was surprised by his award, given in recognition of his work supporting children with arthritis at an annual Arthritis NZ camp.

“After being diagnosed with arthritis himself at age 10, Matthew saw his role as helping young people by inspiring them with his story. He said he felt as if he was just giving to the kids what he would want if he was in their position,” says Mr Ryall.

“If you know an individual or group of people like Matthew, who make a difference by giving their time to help others, I encourage you to nominate them,” says Mr Ryall.

Nominations for this year’s awards open today and close 17 April 2014. Winners will be presented during National Volunteer Week from 15-21 June 2014.

This year also sees the inclusion of a new category for long service and an overall Health Volunteer of the Year award.

More information on the awards can be found at: www.volunteerawards.health.govt.nz

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

22/2: Christchurch Quake Memorial To Be Unveiled

A city, a region, a nation and an international community impacted by the Canterbury Earthquakes will come together tomorrow to mark the sixth anniversary of the deadly quake and dedicate Oi Manawa Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial.

The Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial Dedication and Civic Memorial Service starts at 12 noon tomorrow, February 22, at the Memorial site on the Ōtākaro/Avon River, in the area bordered by the Montreal Street Bridge, Durham Street, and Cambridge and Oxford Terraces. More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Mana-Maori Party Deal

If the self-interest involved wasn’t so blatant, the electorate deal between the Maori Party and Hone Harawira would be kind of poignant. It’s a bit like seeing the remaining members of Guns’n’Roses or the Eagles back on the road touring the nostalgia circuit… playing all the old hits of Maori unity and kaupapa Maori politics. More>>

ALSO:

Private Provision: First Social Bond To Focus On Mental Health

New Zealand’s first social bond will help around 1700 people with mental illness into work, Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Social Investment Minister Amy Adams say. More>>

ALSO:

Megaupload Case: High Court Rules Dotcom, Co-Accused Eligible For Extradion

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and his three co-accused are eligible for extradition to the United States, New Zealand's High Court ruled... Justice Murray Gilbert upheld a decision by the District Court that there were grounds for Dotcom, Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato to be extradited. More>>

ALSO:

PREVIOUSLY:

Immigration: Short Reprieve For Nine Indian Students

A temporary hold on deportations of nine Indian students is a step in the right direction but the Government urgently needs to implement safeguards to stop further injustices to more international students, the Green Party says. More>>

EARLIER:

Port Hills Fire: Midday Update, Monday 20 February

• 9 homes destroyed
• 2 homes with partial damage. Damage includes things like cracked windows, heat damage.
• 3 properties with damage to other external structures e.g sheds or outbuildings More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news