Sug­gest good sorts

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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

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