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Outstanding Response to Taupo District’s Community Awards

13 August 2013

Outstanding Response to Taupo District’s Community Awards

Locals have shown appreciation of their volunteers with 57 entries received for the TrustPower Taupo District Community Awards and nine nominations for the Classic Hits Volunteer of the Year Award.

Entries for the Community Awards and the Classic Hits Volunteer of the Year Award closed on Friday 25 July. The TrustPower Taupo District Community Awards, which recognise and reward voluntary groups for the outstanding contribution they make to the local community, are run in partnership with the Taupo District Council and supported by The Radio Network Taupo.

TrustPower Community Relations Coordinator Suzi Luff says she is excited to be celebrating so many volunteers through this year’s TrustPower Community Awards and the Classic Hits Volunteer of the Year Award.

“Both the TrustPower Community Awards and the Classic Hits Volunteer of the Year Award is all about recognising this district’s many generous, talented, resourceful and hard-working volunteers doing so much for the benefit of others. It’s going to be a great event, highlighting the work of these wonderful people, their successes and their accomplishments.

A huge ‘thanks’ must go to the people who entered these wonderful voluntary groups as well,” says Suzi.

The TrustPower Community Awards cover five categories; Heritage and Environment, Health and Wellbeing, Arts and Culture, Sport and Leisure, and Education and Child/Youth Development. The category winners receive $500 and runners-up receive $250.

The Supreme Winner will take home $1,500, a trophy, framed certificate and an all-expenses paid trip to the TrustPower National Community Awards. The 2013 TrustPower National Community Awards will be held in the Invercargill and Southland region in March 2014. Last year’s TrustPower Taupo District Community Awards Supreme Winner was the Tongariro National Trout Centre.

The entries for the TrustPower Taupo District Community Awards have been judged and the TrustPower Community Awards will be announced and presented at a function on Monday 2 September 2013 at the Great Lake Centre in Taupo, to which all entered organisations as well as those that entered groups will be invited.

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