Waitematā Local Board seeks nominations for Good Citizens’ Awards

Waitematā Local Board is seeking nominations for its Good Citizens’ Awards.

These awards recognise individuals and groups going above and beyond for the benefit of the diverse communities within the local board area.

The board introduced its Good Citizens’ Awards in 2013 and has run the event biennially since then.

Waitematā Local Board Chair Richard Northey says sometimes the work recognised reaches further than just the Waitematā Local Board area.

“At our last Good Citizens’ Awards ceremony in 2019, award recipients included community groups, I Got Your Backpack, and US Youth New Zealand. While both groups do important work with communities and young people in our local board area, they also help and empower people across Aotearoa.”

Chair Northey says in addition, awards were given to a variety of individuals for making a positive difference; like Newton Central School student Luca Scott who fund-raised successfully for a basketball hoop to be installed at the school, and Rohan MacMahon for establishing the Auckland Street Choir in response to rising homelessness in the city centre.

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

You can nominate a person or group working to make a positive difference within the Waitematā Local Board area by using the online nomination form at our website: aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/waitemata

Contact the Waitematā Local Board office for assistance if you would like to make your nomination by phone, email, or post: 09 301 0101 or waitematalocalboard@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Nominations are open now, closing on Sunday 17 October 2021 at 11.59pm.

The successful nominees will be recognised at the Waitematā Local Board Good Citizens' Awards ceremony, which will be held at the Auckland Town Hall on the evening of Friday 26 November 2021.

Award Categories

Individual Award
Recognising individuals who give their time to make a positive difference for the benefit of the community.

Children and Young People Award
(24 years of age and under)
Recognising children and young people under 24 who give their time to make a positive difference for the benefit of the community.

Community Group Award
Recognising community organisations or groups that make an outstanding contribution to the community, and/or that provide a platform for people to volunteer their time.

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Published 1 October 2021