Waitaki Citizens’ Awards 2020

Published on 24 June 2020

Do you know an unsung hero in our community? Someone who regularly volunteers in the community and maybe even helped us get through Covid perhaps? Someone who has contributed to the wellbeing of Waitaki in a major way, or someone whose consistent small acts of kindness have made us all want to be a better human?

We need your help to show some appreciation for our community volunteers. From the arts to sports, social and cultural carers and champions of the environment, the Citizens' awards are a great way each year to celebrate those who give to our community every day and make Waitaki a great place to live.

One of last year's recipients, June Campbell, said that while she wasn't getting brought a cup of tea in bed every day, and had yet to be thrown a parade, the award was a lovely recognition of her work with Valley Rugby Football club, for whom she had spent 46 years volunteering. Her plaque was proudly hung by her husband on the wall of the living room with a photo of her receiving it.

Mayor for Waitaki Gary Kircher said, "Waitaki is a good place in many ways, but it is the volunteers in every community across our district who make Waitaki a fantastic place. Their voluntary work gives Waitaki a heart, where would we be without them! This is your opportunity to recognise the volunteers who make that extra-special contribution. We want to acknowledge those wonderful citizens, and all you need to do is take the time to fill out a nomination form!"

Nomination forms can be found on the council website, and at Council offices in Oamaru and Palmerston.

Related link: Waitaki Citizen Awards 2020

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