South Alive Named Supreme Winner at Community Awards
South Invercargill Urban Rejuvenation Charitable Trust (South Alive) have taken top honours at Invercargill/Southland’s
biggest annual celebration of volunteers, the Trustpower Community Awards.
Voluntary groups from around the region gathered with representatives from Trustpower, the Invercargill City and
Southland District Councils, and the community at the Civic Theatre to hear how 13 groups and five students are making
an impact in their community.
Trustpower Community Relations Representative Alice Boyd says South Alive stood out because of the impact and input of
“South Alive is a community and volunteer-led organisation on a mission to transform South Invercargill into a better
place to live and work” says Miss Boyd.
“What they’ve achieved for their community in the five years since inception is pretty remarkable, including their
exciting new social enterprise The Pantry. We can’t wait to see what else they’re going to achieve in the next five
years” she says.
For winning the Supreme Award, South Alive received a framed certificate, a trophy, and $1,500 prize money.
South Alive will go on to represent Invercargill/Southland at the 2017 Trustpower National Community Awards, taking
place in the Queenstown Lakes area next April.
Other winners at tonight’s Trustpower Invercargill Southland Community Awards were:
Youth Community Spirit
Winner – Katelin Cotter (Southland Girls’ High School)
Runner up – Hamish Thomson (Central Southland College)
Finalist – Harmana Kraak (Fiordland College)
Finalist – Ben King (James Hargest College)
Finalist – Baylee Barrett (Northern Southland College)
Heritage and Environment
Runner up – Switzer’s Museum
Winner – Korimako Dominican Ecology Centre
Health and Wellbeing
Commendation – Coastguard Bluff
Commendation – Ohai Volunteer Fire Brigade
Joint winner – Bellyful Invercargill
Joint winner – Free Haircuts & Other Services
Arts and Culture
Commendation – Invercargill Musical Theatre
Runner up – Radio Southland
Winner – Southland Multicultural Council
Sport and Leisure
Runner up – Wyndham and Menzies Rugby Clubs
Winner – Winton Skate Park Committee
Education and Child/Youth Development
Runner up – ILT KidZone Festival
Winner – NRG Invercargill Rotary Club
South Invercargill Urban Rejuvenation Charitable Trust (South Alive)