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TrustPower Taupo District Community Awards and the Classic Hits Volunteer of the Year Award

  • Sunday, September 2nd, 2012
  • The Radio Network Taupo on 07 3760550, Teresa at TrustPower on 0800 87 11 11 or www.trustpower.co.nz/communityawards

The TrustPower Community Awards, run in partnership with the Taupo District Council since 2000, recognises and rewards voluntary groups and organisations for the outstanding contribution they make to the local community.

The TrustPower Community Awards programme celebrates and recognises the work of voluntary groups and community organisations in 25 regions throughout the country but Taupo District is the only region with an award that recognises and celebrates the work of individual volunteers.

Each year, usually 50 - 60 groups are entered for the TrustPower Taupo District Community Awards. Last year 57 entries were received.

The TrustPower Taupo District Community Awards has five categories: Heritage and Environment, Health and Wellbeing, Arts and Culture, Sport and Leisure, and Education and Child/Youth Development. Category winners receive $500, runners-up receive $250 and the Supreme Winner will take home $1,500 and an all-expenses paid trip to the TrustPower National Community Awards. Last yearâ??s Supreme Winner was Bike Taupo Advocacy.

The Classic Hits Volunteer of the Year Award is sponsored by The Radio Network Taupo. It joins the TrustPower Taupo District Community Awards programme, and is exclusive to the Taupo District. The Classic Hits Volunteer of the Year Award will honour one individual volunteer for their outstanding contribution in the community. It gives us a chance to share with the community all the wonderful things that this district's volunteers are doing for the benefit of many.

The Classic Hits Volunteer of the Year will receive a framed certificate, a weekend away for two people and some time on-air with Classic Hits.

The Radio Network Taupo continues to extend its support of the TrustPower Taupo District Community Awards by awarding a $500 radio advertising voucher to the Supreme Winner group.

The Awards will be presented at a function on Monday 3 September