Awards an opportunity to reward volunteers
Nominees for the latest round of Trustpower Community Awards are being sought.
It is an opportunity to recognise the dedication of local voluntary groups, while securing them a share of a $5000 award pool.
Nominations for the awards, run in partnership with Invercargill City and Southland District councils, can be made for any voluntary organisation working on behalf of the regional community.
Since the awards began in 2007 more than $47,000 had been given away to winners, spokesperson Emily Beaton said.
‘‘Invercargill and Southland is home to community-minded individuals that have created an impressive volunteering culture.
‘‘I’m looking forward to learning about what these volunteers have been achieving, and hope to see the community come on board to recognise their unsung heroes,’’ she said.
Last year 45 entries were received for the regional awards, with 2015 regional Supreme Winners, the Murihiku Maori Wardens, picking up their award at a special Invercargill Civic Theatre ceremony in December.
Entry forms are available from council offices and service centres or can be completed online at trustpower.co.nz/ communityawards. Entries close at 5pm on August 5.