13 August 2013
Outstanding Response to Taupo District’s Community Awards
Locals have shown appreciation of their volunteers with 57 entries received for the TrustPower Taupo District Community
Awards and nine nominations for the Classic Hits Volunteer of the Year Award.
Entries for the Community Awards and the Classic Hits Volunteer of the Year Award closed on Friday 25 July. The
TrustPower Taupo District Community Awards, which recognise and reward voluntary groups for the outstanding contribution
they make to the local community, are run in partnership with the Taupo District Council and supported by The Radio
TrustPower Community Relations Coordinator Suzi Luff says she is excited to be celebrating so many volunteers through
this year’s TrustPower Community Awards and the Classic Hits Volunteer of the Year Award.
“Both the TrustPower Community Awards and the Classic Hits Volunteer of the Year Award is all about recognising this
district’s many generous, talented, resourceful and hard-working volunteers doing so much for the benefit of others.
It’s going to be a great event, highlighting the work of these wonderful people, their successes and their
A huge ‘thanks’ must go to the people who entered these wonderful voluntary groups as well,” says Suzi.
The TrustPower Community 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
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 and Southland
region in March 2014. Last year’s TrustPower Taupo District Community Awards Supreme Winner was the Tongariro National
The entries for the TrustPower Taupo District Community Awards have been judged and the TrustPower Community Awards will
be announced and presented at a function on Monday 2 September 2013 at the Great Lake Centre in Taupo, to which all
entered organisations as well as those that entered groups will be invited.
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