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

 

Winner of Whakatane District Youth Community Spirit Award

Winner of Whakatane District Youth Community Spirit Award Announced

Samantha Duff from Murupara Area School has been named as the winner of the TrustPower Whakatane District Youth Spirit Community Award.

The Award was presented at the TrustPower Whakatane District Community Awards at the Little Theatre in Whakatane.

Run in conjunction with the TrustPower Whakatane District Community Awards, the TrustPower Youth Community Award recognises secondary school students’ service to the school and the community. The Award is jointly run by TrustPower and the Whakatane District Council.

Local high schools were asked to recommend one student to be considered for the Award. To be considered for the TrustPower Youth Community Spirit Award students had to have given service to school or community projects, treated others with care and respect and been a good ambassador for the school and the Whakatane region.

Finalists for the Award were Lorilei Punga of Trident High School and Jack Alison of Whakatane High School.

TrustPower Community Relations Coordinator Suzi Luff says Samantha is a talented young lady who has the natural instinct to give her time, talents and experience freely.

“The newly established Murupara Area School opened in February this year, and the journey has been made all the more rewarding thanks to the strength of students like Samantha. This impressive young lady has been instrumental in setting a positive tone amongst the senior student body and bridging the gap between the junior and senior parts of this school.

Samantha has been appointed as one of the first Kai Arahi prefects, she’s part of the student council and she is also a house captain. She coaches a Year 5 and 6 netball team and assists with the Year 7 team.

Adding to these roles, Samantha is on the ball committee and fundraising committee but it is a role that she takes up every Friday which sees her make an inspiring difference. As part of a ‘High Impact Project’ called Tiaki Kura, Samantha works with a small group of students between Year 1 and 6 who are struggling with their class work.

In this role she’s supporting these students with their reading, spelling and maths and observing teachers have noted her patience and ability to cater her teaching style to meet the needs of the students.

Out in the community she is a familiar face behind the scenes at the local marae and she regularly attended the community meetings concerning the establishment of Murupara Area School,” says Suzi
For winning the Award, Samantha will receive a trophy, framed certificate and $250 prize money. She also gets to make a $250 donation to a community group of her choice, which will be announced this evening.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Rabuka’s Possible Return In Fiji


Fiji signed onto China’s Belt and Road initiative in 2018, along with a separate agreement on economic co-operation and aid. Yet it took the recent security deal between China and the Solomon Islands to get the belated attention of the US and its helpmates in Canberra and Wellington, and the Pacific is now an arena of major power rivalries...
More>>



 
 

Budget: Climate Investments Provide Path To Economic Security
The Government is investing in New Zealand’s economic security by ensuring climate change funding moves away from short-term piecemeal responses and towards smart, long-term investment... More>>

ALSO:


Budget: Updated My Vaccine Pass For Those Who Want It

New Zealanders who are up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations will be able to download an updated My Vaccine Pass from 24 May, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today... More>>

Speaker: 2022 Register Of Pecuniary And Other Specified Interests Presented
The 2022 Register of Pecuniary and Other Specified Interests of Members of Parliament was presented in the House today. It contains a summary of members’ interests as at 31 January 2022... More>>



Classification Office: Following Decision To Ban Manifesto The Buffalo Mass Shooting Livestream Is Now Banned
The livestream video of yesterday’s mass shooting in the United States has now been banned, Acting Chief Censor Rupert Ablett-Hampson announced this morning. The decision follows on from his decision yesterday to call in and ban the ‘manifesto... More>>

Borders: New Zealand Poised To Welcome International Students Back
New Zealand is fully reopening to international students and the Government is committed to help reinvigorate and strengthen the sector, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today... More>>


Inland Revenue: Commissioner Appointed
Deputy Public Service Commissioner Helene Quilter QSO has today announced the appointment of Peter Mersi to the position of Commissioner and Chief Executive, Inland Revenue Department... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels