Vol­un­tary groups get recog­ni­tion

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Five vol­un­tary groups were recog­nised for their ser­vices to the community at Pataka last week.

Porirua Vik­ings Rugby League Community Club won the lo­cal round of the re­gional Welling­ton Air­port Community Awards, and also took out the Ed­u­ca­tional and Child/ Youth De­vel­op­ment cat­e­gory.

Other cat­e­gory award win­ners, who will go through to the re­gional fi­nals in Oc­to­ber, were: Bel­ly­ful (Health and Well-be­ing), Asert-Tatou De­vel­op­ment Trust ( Her­itage and En­vi­ron­ment), Porirua Lit­tle The­atre (Arts and Cul­ture) and Welling­ton Rid­ing for the Dis­abled (Sport and Leisure).

Porirua City Mayor Nick Leggett con­grat­u­lated all the fi­nal­ists.

‘‘We have a fan­tas­tic ar­ray of ded­i­cated community vol­un­teers here in Porirua.

‘‘Their work makes a huge dif­fer­ence to the lives of many in our city and also con­trib­utes to that spe­cial sense of community in Porirua that we en­joy.’’

Welling­ton Air­port chief ex­ec­u­tive Steve San­der­son said vol­un­teers in the community were vi­tal for the re­gion. ‘‘We want to make sure that they are recog­nised and cel­e­brated for their ded­i­ca­tion and hard work.’’

The win­ners will go on to at­tend the Welling­ton Air­port Re­gional Community Awards on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 18, at Welling­ton Air­port.

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