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Ōrākei Local Board seeks nominations for Community Volunteer Awards

Published: 18 April 2019

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognised? Nominate them for an Ōrākei Local Board Community Volunteer Award.

Ōrākei Local Board Chair Kit Parkinson says there are many dedicated volunteers and local groups who go above and beyond to contribute towards making local board area a great place to live.

“Our local board immensely values community-led work and our Community Volunteer Awards is one of the ways we celebrate this. We encourage people to make nominations,” he said.

You can nominate a person or local group based within the Ōrākei Local Board area by using the online nomination form.

Nominations are open from Wednesday 17 March, closing Sunday 19 May 2019.

The successful nominees will be recognised at the Ōrākei Local Board Community Volunteers Awards ceremony, which will be held at St Chads Church & Community Centre on Wednesday 5 June 2019.

If you have any questions about this event or the nomination process, please contact the event organiser Linda Bercusson at

Award categories

The categories available are:

  • Environmental Enhancement and Sustainability

For local groups or individual contribution through voluntary work – influencing the enhancement and sustainability of the natural environment in the area.

  • Community and Social Wellbeing

For local groups or individual contribution through their work, or through the opportunities they provide to volunteers in their organisation.

  • Arts, Culture and Heritage

For local groups or individual contribution through voluntary work – influencing the arts, culture and heritage sector in the local community.

  • Local Centre and Business Area Enhancements

To celebrate individuals or voluntary organisations in the Ōrākei Local Board area who work to improve and enhance local centres and other business areas.

  • Sports, Fitness and Leisure

For local groups or individual contribution through voluntary work in sports, fitness and leisure programmes in the local community.

To make a nomination, all you need do is complete this form, provide the details of the person or local group you are nominating and the category, along with your contact details.

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