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

 


New awards recognise the Capital’s volunteers

Hon Jo Goodhew

Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector

18 June 2014

Media Statement
New awards recognise the Capital’s volunteers

Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew has congratulated the winners at Volunteer Wellington’s inaugural Employee Volunteering Awards.

The awards ceremony was held last night on Wellington’s waterfront, and was a highlight on the National Volunteer Week calendar.

“These Awards are our chance to thank businesses and their employees for their generous contribution to the Wellington community,” said Mrs Goodhew.

“Congratulation to the winners of the five different categories. A special mention to Helen Whitcombe from Transpower who took home the award for Employee Volunteer Champion, and to Steve Wilson from Asert-Tatou Development Trust who was named Community Employee Champion.”

At the event, Mrs Goodhew took the opportunity to recognise the outstanding efforts of the 50 business teams that participated in this year’s Nikau Foundation Corporate Challenge.

The teams are on track to complete more than 50 different projects as part of the Challenge, which started in February and runs until the end of this month.

“I acknowledge the Nikau Foundation for their continued support of Volunteer Wellington and the Corporate Challenge, businesses, community groups and of course, the volunteers themselves,” said Mrs Goodhew.

“By stepping out of the office to help in the community, employees can develop new relationships, skills and insights that can enrich their own lives and be brought back into the workplace.”

“They all play an important part in creating the safe and inclusive communities that make Wellington a great place to live.”


ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On Anne Tolley’s
Callous Folly

Years ago, I remember someone in the Heath Ministry telling me off the record that regulatory oversight in this country largely consisted in ‘waiting for something to turn green or fall off somebody’ before the authorities would swing into action...

Last week’s conflict between Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and District Court judge Carolyn Henwood illustrated quite a few of the flaws in the system. More>>

 

Members’ Bills: Greens' Domestic Violence And Loans Bills Pulled From Ballot

Jan Logie’s Domestic Violence-Victims' Protection Bill introduces workplace protections for victims of domestic violence, including allowing victims to request paid domestic violence leave for up to 10 days... Gareth Hughes’ Bill allows Kiwis with student loans to defer their student loan repayments into a first home savings scheme. More>>

ALSO:

IPCA: Police Did Not 'Deliberately' Use Pepper Spray On 10-Year-Old

"When spraying the man, the officer did not properly consider the necessity of using pepper spray in a confined space, the likelihood that it would affect the other innocent passengers or the fact that he was using a more powerful spray." More>>

ALSO:

Donor Bill Passes: Full Income Compensation For Live Organ Donors

Unanimous cross-party support for the Compensation for Live Organ Donors Bill represents a critical step in reducing the burgeoning waiting list for kidney donations, according to Kidney Health New Zealand chief executive Max Reid. More>>

ALSO:

Earthquake Response: Emergency Legislation Prepared

Three new Bills have been drafted in the wake of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake on November 14 to ensure the government can enable affected communities to respond quickly and efficiently. More>>

ALSO:

Housing MPs: New Building(s) For Parliament

A new building will be erected on Parliament grounds to house Members of Parliament and their staff who currently work in leased accommodation in Bowen House. The plan has cross-Party support, apart from NZ First, said Parliament’s Speaker, Rt Hon David Carter. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news