Navigate Up
Sign In

Civic honours call for nominations

This page contains information about Civic Honours call for nominiations for 2019.
Updated: 6/03/2019 9:35 a.m.
Image of Civic Honours group 2018.
From left: Russell Rawiri, Mayor Sheryl Mai,
Fay Colthurst, Warren Daniel

​Do you know an outstanding member of the community who gives constantly to the community, expecting no reward or recognition? 

Between now and May 1 you have a chance to see them recognised, by nominating them for a Civic Honour, the highest award that Whangarei District Council bestows upon its citizens. 

Every year up to four citizens are honoured for outstanding voluntary service at a special Civic Honours Awards Ceremony in the Council Chambers. 

The range of support these citizens have given to their communities is always very wide in scope.   Last year, recipients’ gifts to the community had included getting women into the outdoors, looking after an island, giving 34 years’ service as a Justice of the Peace, marrying couples for two decades, policing firefighting, reserve development and Tae Kwon Do, medical care for animals and supporting lifesaving, boating, schools and residents. 

Nominees this year will have made a significant contribution to community wellbeing in the Whangarei District. They may have had their fingers in quite a few ‘community pies’ or may have devoted a lifetime of service to a single cause. 

They might be someone well known in the district, or they may be someone who deliberately operates under the radar. The common denominator in all is their spirit of generosity. 

All nominees must live in the Whangarei District as must all those making nominations.  

Nominations must be supported by at least two people. 

Nominations should include as much detail as possible, including the nominee’s background, their community involvement, details of the various voluntary works the nominee is, or has been involved in, the people they have helped or supported, the length of service, and the difference they have made. 

The Committee also needs to know of any other awards received by the nominee, letters of reference from people or groups the nominee has assisted and any other information you think will assist the Selection Committee with their decision making.

Making a nomination 

Click on the following link for more information on making a nomination.

Civic Honours




Whangarei District Council owns this website and the information, images and photographs in it are subject to copyright. No portion may be copied or republished without prior permission of Whangarei District Council. We have made every reasonable effort to provide accurate and reliable information. The use of any information is at the website visitor’s own risk and discretion.