Civic Honours Awards
A Civic Honour is the highest award that Whangarei District Council bestows upon its citizens.
Every year Whangarei District Council honours up to four citizens for outstanding voluntary service with the Civic Honours Awards.
Civic Honours Awards give recognition to those citizens, who by their personal leadership, inspiration, sacrifice or devotion to a cause, have made a significant contribution to the community wellbeing of the Whangarei District.
The usual maximum number of recipients in any one year is four.
Nominations for 2017 Civic Honours Awards
Nominations for the 2017 Civic Honours awards are now closed. The awards evening will be held in August and recipients will be announced following this.
Civic Honours Awards 2016
Four members of the community received Civic Honours in the presence of their friends and family, Councillors and Kaumatua at Whangarei’s most important annual civic event on 11 August, 2016.
The Civic Honours Awards are held every year. They recognise those citizens, who by their personal leadership, inspiration, sacrifice or devotion to a cause, have made a significant contribution to the community wellbeing of the Whangarei District.
The 2016 Civic Honours Awards recipients were Rosemary Waters, Stuart Clark, Jeff D’Ath and Tony Solomon.
All four have strengthened and enhanced communities, and are considered by peers to be worthy of the highest honour Council can bestow on a resident.
Each was nominated by people who have seen what they have achieved, known what they have sacrificed, witnessed the long hours they worked and their struggles and victories.
They are outstanding examples of what can be achieved by any resident who starts giving of their time, energies and talents today, and works at it one day at a time, responding to every need they see, for as long as he or she is able.
For more information about Civic Honours Awards contact Whangarei District Council’s Community Funding Officer on +64 9 430 4200 or email email@example.com