The Community Awards are all about recognising the hard work of these voluntary groups.
Both the Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty Community Awards, which recognise and reward volunteers for the outstanding contribution they make to the local community, are run in partnership with the Tauranga City Council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council respectively.
TrustPower Community Relations Representative Teresa Partridge says she is excited to be celebrating so many generous, talented, resourceful and hard-working volunteers through this year’s TrustPower Community Awards.
“I’m over the moon with the amount of entries this year! The Community Awards are all about recognising the hard work of these voluntary groups. The work is often done behind the scenes and the volunteers work tirelessly and give so much for the benefit of those who live in these districts.
A huge ‘thanks’ must go to the people who entered these wonderful voluntary groups as well,” says Mrs Partridge.
The Awards cover five categories; Heritage and Environment, Health and Wellbeing, Arts and Culture, Sport and Leisure, and Educational 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 2013 TrustPower National Community Awards will be held in the Invercargill/Southland district in March 2014.
Entries for the TrustPower Tauranga and TrustPower Western Bay of Plenty Community Awards are currently being prepared for judging. The TrustPower Western Bay of Plenty Community Awards will be announced and presented at a function on Monday 29 April. The Tauranga Community Awards will be announced and presented at a function on Monday 13 May. All entered organisations and those that entered groups will be invited.
For more information on the TrustPower Community Awards please visit www.trustpower.co.nz/Getting-To-Know-Us/Community-Involvement/Community-Awards or contact: