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

 

Last Chance For Buller Volunteers


Media release, for immediate release, Wednesday 17 August 2011

Last Chance For Buller Volunteers

There's just two weeks until nominations close for the TrustPower Buller Community Awards, and organisers have their fingers crossed for a last minute rush.

Nominations for the TrustPower Buller Community Awards close on Wednesday 31 August. The TrustPower Community Awards are run in conjunction with the Buller District Council to recognise and reward the work of voluntary groups and organisations.

So far 14 nominations have been received for the TrustPower Community Awards. Last year organisers received 33 nominations and TrustPower Community Relations Coordinator Pip Tschudin says they are hoping for a similar result this year.

"There are hundreds of voluntary groups working for the good of the Buller region and I really want to encourage the Buller public to get out and make sure these volunteers get the recognition they deserve, by nominating them for the TrustPower Community Awards," says Mrs Tschudin.

"From the volunteers at the local St John station to the mums and dads who freely give their time to be part of their local sports club, volunteers play a vital role in every part of community life. This is the once-a-year chance to ensure these community superstars get the recognition they deserve," says Mrs Tschudin.

Anyone can nominate a voluntary group or organisation for the TrustPower Buller Community Awards - voluntary groups can even nominate themselves. The awards cover five categories; Heritage and Environment, Health and Wellbeing, Arts and Culture, Sport and Leisure, and Educational and Child/Youth Development.

There is more than $5,000 up for grabs for the winners of the Awards, with the Supreme Winner representing the region at the 2011 TrustPower National Community Awards, being held in March 2012.

"It will take just five minutes of your time to nominate a voluntary group for the TrustPower Buller Community Awards but it will make a huge difference to the volunteers you are recognising," says Mrs Tschudin.

Nomination Forms for the TrustPower Community Awards are available from the Buller District Council offices or service centres or can be downloaded from or completed online at www.trustpower.co.nz/communityawards.

Nominations close on Wednesday 31 August 2011. The Awards will be announced and presented at an Awards function on Tuesday 25 October 2011.

ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why Raising Corporate Taxes Has Become A Hot New Political Cause

Surprisingly, “raising taxes” has become a very fashionable political idea in 2021. That’s right. After decades of being seen (at best) as a necessary evil, higher corporate taxes are now being treated as the Great Good Thing that will revive the US economy, re-distribute wealth productively, help to build neglected and decaying public infrastructure, fund public health, address social inequality, restore a sense of community and generally make everyone feel better about the society in which they live... More>>

 

Government: Delivers Next Phase Of Climate Action

The Government is delivering on a key election commitment to tackle climate change, by banning new low and medium temperature coal-fired boilers and partnering with the private sector to help it transition away from fossil fuels. This is the first ... More>>

Government: Independent Experts To Advise On Post-Vaccination Future

The Government is acting to ensure decisions on responding to the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic are informed by the best available scientific evidence and strategic public health advice. “New Zealand has worked towards an elimination ... More>>

Travel: Trans-Tasman Bubble To Start 19 April

New Zealand’s successful management of COVID means quarantine-free travel between New Zealand and Australia will start on Monday 19 April, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and COVID-19 Response Minister Chris ... More>>

ALSO:


Health: Drug-Testing Law To Be Made Permanent

Interim legislation that is already proving to keep people safer from drugs will be made permanent, Health Minister Andrew Little says. More>>

World Travel: New Zealand Temporarily Suspending Travel From India - PM Jacinda Ardern

Travel into New Zealand from India - including for New Zealand citizens and residents - is being temporarily suspended because of high numbers of Covid-19 cases. More>>

Finance: Crown Accounts Again Better Than Forecast

Hon Grant Robertson Minister of Finance The economic recovery from COVID-19 continues to be reflected in the Government’s books, which are again better than expected. The Crown accounts for the eight months to the end of February 2021 showed both OBEGAL ... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels