Big win to Abbey
The Winner Takes It All is an Abba song from the musical Mamma Mia!
A submission based on a local production of the Globe Awardwinning musical last year has won Abbey Musical Theatre Palmerston North’s Supreme Trustpower Community Award.
Presented in the Convention Centre on Tuesday , the awards acknowledged the work volunteers dedicate to making their community a better place.
About 60 volunteers put in nearly 21,000 hours on the Mamma Mia! production to collect the $1500 trophy and to represent the region at the national awards in Rotorua in March. The theatre group was also the Arts and Culture winner.
The Youth Spirit Award went to Joel Fleet-Stephenson, of Palmerston North Boys’ High. The deputy chair of the Palmerston North Youth Council led his school’s World Vision Fight For Syria fundraising campaign, netting $12,000. The Heritage and Environment Award went to Human Aid Focus NZ for salvaging recyclable timber.
REACH Roslyn won the Health and Wellbeing category for its work in Roslyn School and for the Wacky Water Day. Arapuke Trails Group took out the Sports and Leisure section for developing a mountain-biking trail in Arapuke Forest Park. The Education and Child/Youth Development award went to Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Head to Stuff for full results.