Suggest good sorts
Tawa’s unsung heroes have been asked to step forward to gain recognition.
The Tawa Community Board has called for nominations for its civic awards ceremony in June.
The awards, comprising seven categories, have been held every two years since 2006 and recognise groups or individuals who have enhanced the Tawa community.
Board chairman Malcolm Sparrow says flyers will be distributed to 4600 homes. Nominations close on May 25. Mr Sparrow said the awards recognised local ‘‘good sorts’’.
‘‘ The purpose of the civic awards is to thank the many in the Tawa community who contribute to improving the quality of life for those who live there, whether it be in a sports club, in schools, church life, among seniors, youngsters, service clubs or helping out in whatever other way,’’ Mr Sparrow said.
‘‘The community would be a whole lot poorer without that army of kind- hearted individuals.’’
The category winners will be presented with a certificate of appreciation by Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-brown in a ceremony at the community centre on June 22.
The categories are: arts and culture; education – child/youth development; health and wellbeing; heritage and environment; sport and leisure; youth; and Rotary young employee.
Mr Sparrow said the youth (age 15 to 24 years) award was new in 2010, recognising ‘‘ outstanding service in the community’’ while the Rotary award, for those aged 17 to 24, was new this year.
Information and nomination forms can be found at: tawa link.com.