REGIONAL COMMUNITY AWARD WINNERS
Porirua’s nalists in the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards 2013 were announced last week at Pataka. Each of the following volunteer groups will attend the Wellington Airport Regional Awards in October where they will be judged against others in their category from across the region.
Porirua’s Supreme winner was Kiwi Community Assistance, who also won the Health & Well-being Category. KCA provides the Cannons Creek Opportunity Centre and many other agencies with food, clothing and household items, all donated free of charge. Mana Tiaki (Arts & Culture) recently ran the very successful KAPO KAPO – Matariki Festival at Te Rauparaha Arena. Rotary Club of Plimmerton (Heritage & Environment) has distributed close to $1 million locally and overseas during its 40 years community service. Porirua ITF Taekwon Do (Sport & Leisure) offers a place for youth to train, while teaching them discipline, self-control, integrity, perseverance, respect and courtesy.