Time to Acknowledge Tararua District's Local Community Champions

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

Entries for the Trustpower Tararua District Community Awards opened on Monday, 23 May 2016. The Awards, which are run in partnership with the Tararua District Council, are open to all voluntary groups and organisations working to make Tararua a better place to live.

Since the Awards began in 2004, more than $64,000 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 Tararua District Community Awards – voluntary groups and organisations can even enter themselves.

Trustpower Community Relations Representative Emily Beaton believes there are many voluntary groups out there who deserve recognition.

“Tararua is a resourceful part of the country with a great sense of community. Through the Trustpower Tararua District Community Awards every year, more groups surface that are doing amazing things for the benefit of the entire community.”

“Many activities, events, projects, programmes, sports, and services are provided thanks to the region’s hard working volunteers. But often they are not recognised for the invaluable work they do.”

“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 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 Tararua District Community Awards Supreme Winner was Friends of the ANZAC Memorial Bridge Kaiparoro Inc.

Entries for the Trustpower Tararua District Community Awards close at 5:00pm on Friday 22 July

For more information, contact:

Emily Beaton
Community Relations Representative, Trustpower
T 0800 87 11 11 extension 4310
M 021 791 084
E emily@trustpower.co.nz

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