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The generosity of volunteers and the variety of projects they lend a hand to for their local community never ceases to amaze me.
Jess Somerville, Trustpower Community Relations Representative

The Trustpower Rotorua Lakes Community Awards, which recognise and reward voluntary groups for the outstanding contribution they make to the local community, are run in partnership with the Rotorua Lakes Council and supported by The Hits.

Trustpower Community Relations Representative Jess Somerville says the Trustpower Community Awards help to recognise the people who put their hearts and souls into helping out.

“Once again the Rotorua community has got behind their community, and I’m stoked that we will be celebrating so many talented, resourceful and hardworking volunteers through this year’s Trustpower Community Awards.

“I would like to thank all of the people who put so much effort into this year’s entries,” says Miss Somerville.

The Awards cover five categories; Heritage and Environment, Health and Wellbeing, Arts and Culture, Sport and Leisure, and Education and Child/Youth Development.  The category winners receive $500 and runners-up receive $250.

The Supreme Winner will take home $1,500, a trophy, framed certificate and an all-expenses paid trip to the Trustpower National Community Awards.

The entries for the Trustpower Rotorua Lakes Community Awards are currently being prepared for judging with the results to be announced and presented at a function on Monday 15 June, to which all entered organisations as well as those that entered groups will be invited.