Tawa’s civic-minded cit­i­zens in­spire

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By KRIS DANDO

Peter Tur­ney’s de­sire to make his suburb a ti­dier place saw him de­servedly hon­oured with a Tawa Com­mu­nity Civic Award re­cently.

Mr Tur­ney re­ceived seven nom­i­na­tions for the her­itage and en­vi­ron­ment sec­tion of the awards, a record for the bi­en­nial awards. He can be seen reg­u­larly pick­ing up rub­bish around Tawa’s streets.

Other win­ners were Marie Prescott (ed­u­ca­tion and/or child/youth de­vel­op­ment), Brett Gil­lies (on be­half of Tawa Com­mu­nity Pa­trol for health and well­be­ing, group), Bar­bara Rus­sell ( health and well­be­ing, in­di­vid­ual), Gra­ham Phillips (sport and leisure), Mike Har­mon ( arts and cul­ture), Mathew Gil­lett (young em­ployee) and Michael John­son (youth).

They were pre­sented with cer­tifi­cates by Welling­ton Mayor Celia Wade- Brow at the com­mu­nity cen­tre on June 22.

Tawa Com­mu­nity Board chair­per­son Mal­colm Spar­row said it was won­der­ful to hear the in­spir­ing things peo­ple are do­ing to make Tawa a bet­ter place to live.

‘‘Ev­ery com­mu­nity would be a lot poorer without all the vol­un­teers we have. I was blown away by the nom­i­na­tions for Peter and what peo­ple were say­ing.’’

Tawa Com­mu­nity Civic Award win­ners for 2012; Mathew Gil­lett, Peter Tur­ney, Marie Prescott, Brett Gil­lies, Gra­ham Phillips, Bar­bara Rus­sell, Michael John­son and Mike Har­mon.

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