Awesome service rewarded
Auckland Chamber of Commerce chief executive Michael Barnett has applauded Fairfax’s Auckland Suburban Newspapers for joining the Awesome Service Awards.
The campaign means the public can nominate people in business who give great service for an award.
The Awesome Service Awards have been running for a year and Mr Barnett says it’s gratifying Fairfax’s Auckland community newspapers, including the Central Leader, have recognised their value and will promote them in its stable of papers over the next year.
“The combined readership of its papers is greater than the Herald, and they provide local coverage that fits well with the personal nature of the awards.”
Suburbans general manager David Penny says the newspapers would encourage nominations and reward finalists and winners by profiling them.
“We try to give our own customers awesome service and are delighted to recognise others who achieve that aim.”
Awards judge Mr Barnett says providing great service brings its own rewards and can be the difference between failure and survival in tough times.
“If you are grumpy you can go to Fair Go. If you have received inspirational service you should nominate those who provided it for an Awesome Service Award.”
The awards have been supported over the past year by the chamber of commerce, the ASB bank and radio station Newstalk ZB.
People who want to salute someone for providing awesome service can do so online at www. awesomeservice.co.nz. Parents with children who have serious eating disorders can breathe a sigh of relief after the government committed to build an inpatient treatment facility in Auckland.
Health Minister Tony Ryall announced last week that a new eight-bed centre will open midway through next year as part of a $26 million package to improve eating disorder services throughout the country.
Eating Disorders Association spokeswoman Lynley Murgatroyd says the decision is