Waimate District Civic Awards Programme Opens for Nominations

Published: 09 Nov 2017

Nominations are now being taken for Waimate’s 2018 Civic Awards, which in its ninth year, is an ideal way of recognising the district’s unsung heroes.

Mayor Rowley says there are still plenty of worthy recipients. He says the annual awards are held to recognise the district’s special people who work tirelessly in the volunteer sector for often little thanks or recognition.

The Mayor says volunteering is alive and well in the Waimate District and volunteers are what makes the Waimate District such a great place to live.

There are three categories – individual, youth and group or organisation.

Lyndsay Hossack, Alf and Glen Billett, Denise Campbell and Nancy Dobbie were chosen as the Adult Civic Award Recipients earlier this year; the youth award went to Rochelle Wilson, and the Waimate Fire Brigade took away the group or organisation award. For the first time this year a posthumous award went to the family of the late Cheryl Hedley.

Mayor Rowley urges nominators especially from the rural areas of the district to get active as he knows there are plenty of worthy individuals, groups and young people out there doing good things across the entire district.

Nomination forms are available from Council’s main office, Library, Information Centre, Council’s website www.waimatedc.govt.nz or by emailing karalyn@waimatedc.govt.nz, and close at 4pm on Friday 26 January 2018.

The 2018 recipients of the individual, youth and group or organisation awards will be recognised in a formal ceremony in March.

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Mayor Craig Rowley
Ph 0278 397413