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6 April 2013

25 Mar - Hagley Ferrymead Community Board are seeking nominations for this year's Community Service Awards.

Community Service Awards 2013

The community boards of Christchurch City are seeking nominations for this year's Community Service Awards .  The awards are to recognise those people who put up their hands to volunteer for the benefit of their community. The completed nomination form must be returned no later than 5pm on Saturday 27 April 2013.

About the Community Service Awards

Community Service Awards are given to individuals and groups in recognition of significant voluntary service.

The Christchurch City Council created the Community Service Awards as a way to thank and honour those who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.
Recognising and honouring community-focused initiatives sets a standard for service, encourages a sustained commitment to civic participation, and inspires others to make service a central part of their lives.
The service undertaken should be of a voluntary nature. A paid employee may be eligible where the work undertaken is beyond the scope of that person's normal job description and the nominee has spent some
of their own non-work time in the project. In this circumstance either one of the nominators should be an employer who states that the work is outside of normal work or a supporting letter supplied from an
employer stating the same.

The Community Service Awards recognise voluntary efforts that benefit local communities. This may include work in the following areas: youth, older persons, education, cultural, church, recreation, sport and community service sectors.

People will be eligible for Community Service Awards in the area that they do the work in, however, if the work is for a metropolitan organisation that covers more than two board areas then the nomination shall be considered in the community board area that the nominee lives in.

Community Service Award nominations are considered and decided by the respective Community Boards. The community board areas taking part in 2013 are as follows:

  • Burwood/Pegasus
  • Hagley/Ferrymead
  • Riccarton/Wigram
  • Spreydon/Heathcote

How it works

  • The nomination form must be signed by two nominators and both nominators should be aware of the details of the nomination.
  • Any community organisation, club or society may make a nomination. Two executive officers of the organisation should sign the nomination and record their title of office.
  • Letters of support or evidence supporting the work can also be submitted with the nomination. It is highly recommended to supply as much detail as possible to support the nominations in order to assist the Community Boards in their deliberations. Length and type of service is particularly helpful.
  • The length of voluntary work shall be considered alongside the nature of the work undertaken.

Community Service Award nominations are considered and decided by community boards.

Individuals shall be eligible to receive only one Community Service Award for the same work. This does not apply if a recipient has received a youth award.
Community Service Awards are presented to recipients at a function held by the local community board.

The completed nomination form must be returned no later than 5pm on Saturday 27 April 2013.
This information is also available on the Council website

Christchurch Earthquake Awards - second round

Sumner recipients:

  • Paul Bolger - set up a community website for Sumner residents.
  • Massimiliano Cappocaccia - community service and the co-ordination of public engagement in Sumner.
  • Stefan Dujakovic - post-earthquake community service in the Sumner area.
  • Sam Knight- organised volunteer efforts in the clean-up in Sumner-Redcliffs Area.
  • Lucy Loughnan - provided medical aid and assistance to the elderly.
  • Terry O'Leary - community service in Sumner.
  • Henry Sunderland - initiated public art project and floral tributes in Sumner and environs.
  • Mike Toye - helped relocate elderly residents in Sumner.
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Christchurch Earthquake Awards - first round

The following recipients located in Sumner received awards:

  • Bev Salter – for service: kept the Sumner RSA going in an alternative venue after its building was demolished by falling rocks
  • Marnie Kent – for service: provided post-earthquake support for the Sumner community
  • Sumner Lifeboat Inc – for service
  • Van Asch Deaf Education Centre – for service: assisted the deaf community

2012 Christchurch Earthquake Awards recipients list