Time running out for Civic Honours Awards nominations

Published on 22 August 2019

Civic Honours and Youth Excellence Scholarships.

Time is running out to nominate deserving individuals and community groups for Horowhenua District Council’s Civic Honours Awards and Youth Excellence Scholarships.

Nominations for the awards and scholarships close on Sunday 8 September.

Horowhenua District Council Chief Executive David Clapperton encouraged people to nominate deserving candidates.

“Civic Honours Awards are an important way of recognising local people and groups whose voluntary service makes a huge difference to the quality of life and vibrancy of our district, but whose efforts often go unacknowledged,” he said.

Civic Honours Awards recognise outstanding voluntary service by individuals and community groups across eight categories: community, cultural, education, recreation/sport, religion, social, youth and conservation.

Twelve Youth Excellence Scholarships of $250 each are also available, with three scholarships in each of four categories: arts and culture, sport, academic, and outstanding service to the community.

Successful nominees and their whānau will be invited to attend the Civic Awards evening on Tuesday 19 November 2019, when the awards will be presented.

For more information, including guidelines and criteria, and to download nomination forms, visit the Civic Honours Awards page for Civic Honours Awards nominations and the Youth Excellence Scholarships page for Youth Excellence Scholarship nominations. Printed copies are available at Council's customer service centres at Council’s Main Office or Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō in Levin, Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom in Foxton, and Shannon Library.