We are look­ing for Taupo’s ‘Good Sorts’


Com­mu­nity he­roes are every­where and we want to know who they are.

The Taupo Times has teamed up with Har­courts and The Mer­chant to dig out those pure gold nuggets - those ‘‘Good Sorts’’ that im­prove our lives and make our re­gion bet­ter.

We want to hear all about those peo­ple who are do­ing good things big or small, any­where in our re­gion.

Every month we choose a win­ner and they will get a gift bas­ket from The Mer­chant. We also want to high­light the good work with a story so oth­ers can get in­volved too.

To kick start the cam­paign we have handed out a gift bas­ket to ‘Didymo’ Dave Cade, for his en­vi­ron­men­tal lead­er­ship.

Cade is a man on a mis­sion, pro­tect­ing our wa­ter­ways and keep­ing our place nat­u­ral.

Cade says ev­ery­one needs to play a small part in keep­ing the coun­try en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly.

Cade picks up rub­bish and ny­lon and does what­ever it takes to pro­tect our patch. He has made a name for him­self ed­u­cat­ing peo­ple on aquatic weeds and prevent­ing their spread.

He feels great that he has per­son­ally made a dif­fer­ence but warns that we are still in trou­ble.

‘‘Take re­spon­si­bil­ity, help the coun­cil, and step up and help,’’ he said.

‘‘Work to­gether and help the peo­ple... every one is re­spon­si­ble.’’

Cade said he had mas­sive sup­port from so many peo­ple, and feels hon­oured that that he re­ceived the award.

Mayor David Tre­wavas said Cade is some­thing of a ‘‘brand’’ in the town be­cause of what he does and we as a town need to ac­knowl­edge that.

‘‘I en­cour­age all groups to get be­hind him and pro­mote him.’’

The award is pre­sented each month to a dif­fer­ent per­son, but we need your help to find them, be­cause some­times gold nuggets like to stay hid­den.

The awards are to en­cour­age and ac­knowl­edge peo­ple who go above and beyond, and to recog­nise their ef­forts so that their good work is prop­erly recog­nised and sup­ported.

Nom­i­na­tions can be made via email to char­nay@har­court­staupo.co.nz or by vis­it­ing ei­ther Har­courts Taupo, Taupo Times or The Mer­chant where there are nom­i­na­tion boxes.

Clip this form out to nom­i­nate some­one for a Har­courts Taupo Good Sort Award and drop it in to Taupo Times, Har­courts Taupo or The Mer­chant. Email op­tions be­low.

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