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Gen­eros­ity. I’ve banged on about it from time to time. And here I go again. Palmer­ston North has not just topped the 2015 Trust­power Com­mu­nity Awards for nom­i­na­tions, it’s smashed the 2012 record out of the park.

Once a year, these vol­un­teers , their on­go­ing benev­o­lence, the or­gan­i­sa­tions they sup­port, and the work they do hit the head­lines.

While there are cat­e­gory win­ners and an over­all win­ner who will rep­re­sent the city on the na­tional stage early next year, the real win­ner is ‘us’.

Many of the things we take for granted hap­pen be­cause this be­hind-the-scenes vol­un­teer army tire­lessly make them hap­pen.

That same spirit of gen­eros­ity was on show again at Mon­rad In­ter­me­di­ate at the week­end with an out­pour­ing of sup­port and aroha for the fam­ily trag­i­cally af­fected by last week’s fa­tal house­fire.

Who makes a place worth liv­ing in? You and I do.

– Richard

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