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Searching for Palmerston North’s Local Heroes

Tuesday 24 May

Searching for Palmerston North’s Local Heroes

The search is on to unearth Palmerston North’s hardworking voluntary groups with entries now open for the Trustpower Palmerston North Community Awards.

Entries for the Trustpower Palmerston North Community Awards opened yesterday (Monday 23 May). The Awards, which are run in partnership with the Palmerston North City Council, are open to all voluntary groups and organisations working to make Palmerston North a better place to live.

Since the Trustpower Palmerston North Community Awards began in 2004 more than $63,000 has been given away to deserving voluntary groups and organisations. This year more than $5000 is up for grabs.

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

Trustpower Community Relations Representative Emily Beaton believes there are an incredible amount of voluntary groups out there who deserve recognition.

“Palmerston North is a community-minded city that has an impressive volunteering culture. I’m looking forward to learning about what these volunteers have been achieving, and I hope to see the community come on board to recognise these unsung heroes.

Now you have the chance to say ‘thank you’ to these volunteers who work hard to improve the 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 make a real difference to the volunteers you are recognising,” says Miss Beaton.

Entry Forms for the Trustpower Palmerston North Community Awards are available from the Council offices or service centres or can be completed online at www.trustpower.co.nz/communityawards. Entry Forms can also be received by calling Emily Beaton on 0800 87 11 11 extension 4310.

The awards cover five categories; Heritage and Environment, Health and Wellbeing, Arts and Culture, Sport and Leisure, and Educational 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 2016 Trustpower National Community Awards. Last year’s Trustpower Palmerston North Community Awards Supreme Winner was Palmerston North Esplanade Scenic Railway.

Entries for the Trustpower Palmerston North Community Awards close at 5pm on Friday 22 July.


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