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This is the second highest number of entries we have received yet and I would like to thank all of the people who put so much effort into recognising these champions.
Jess Somerville, Community Relations Representative

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

“The generosity of volunteers and the variety of projects they lend a hand to for their local community never ceases to amaze me. Once again the Far North community has got behind their volunteers, and I’m stoked that we will be celebrating so many talented, resourceful and hardworking volunteers through this year’s awards,” 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 2015 Trustpower National Community Awards will be held in the Dunedin region in March 2016.

The results to be announced and presented at a function in the Far North on Monday 27 July at the South Hokianga Memorial Hall in Opononi , to which all entered organisations as well as those that entered groups will be invited.