Community Awards

​​​​​​Trustpower Waipa District Community Awards 2017


Congratulations to the 2017 winners of the Trustpower Community Awards for Waipa!

Supreme winner: Cambridge - Riding for the Disabled


Youth Community Spirit
Runner Up – Jessica Gosling
Winner – Luke van Gog

Heritage & Environment
Winner – Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust 

Health & Wellbeing
Commendation – Cambridge Community Marae Trust Board
Commendation – Kainga Aroha Society Inc.
Runner Up – Hospice Waikato – Cambridge Store
Winner – Te Awamutu Community Health Transport Trust (Te Awamutu Health Shuttle)

Arts & Culture
Runner Up – Cambridge Society of Arts
Winner – Cambridge Auxiliary Brass Band

Sport & Leisure
Commendation – Waipa Mountain Bike Club
Runner Up – Cambridge Badminton Club
Winner – Stragglers Rod & Kustom Club

Education & Child/Youth Development
Runner Up – 24-7 YouthWork
Winner – Te Awamutu Girl Guiding

The Trustpower Community Awards are run in 26 regions around New Zealand to recognise and reward the outstanding contribution voluntary groups and organisations make in our communities. The Waipa district awards are supported by Waipa District Council each year.

Volunteers are the backbone behind every New Zealand community, dedicating more than 270 million unpaid hours every year for non-profit organisations up and down the country.

Through the Waipa Trustpower Community Awards, volunteers are given the recognition they really deserve. No matter how big or small, if your group, club or society involves volunteers - then the Trustpower Community Awards are for you.​

Entry forms

Nominations have now closed.

For those entered groups completing your information forms, please follow the instructions below;

​If you have any questions please contact:

Abbie Siely, Community Relations Representative – Trustpower
0800 87 11 11 extension 8153 / 021 276 5319​​

Entering the Awards and the judging process

Any voluntary group or community organisation is eligible for the Awards, which recognise past achievements or work undertaken by volunteers over the previous 12 months.

The Awards cover five categories:

  • Heritage and Environment
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Arts and Culture
  • Sport and Leisure
  • Education and Child/Youth Development

Trustpower Youth Community Spirit Award

Run in conjunction with the Trustpower Community Awards is the Trustpower Youth Community Spirit Award.  This Award is open to all year 13 students to recognise and reward service to their school and community.

The winner of the Trustpower Youth Community Spirit Award receives a certificate and $500 prize money. They also get to donate another $250 to a voluntary group or organisation of their choice.

Trustpower National Community Awards

Two representatives from each of the organisations named Supreme Winner at the regional Awards are invited to the National Awards. Could this be your community group for Waipa district?

The Supreme Winner at the Trustpower National Community Awards receives a trophy, framed certificate, $2,500 prize money*, a $500 voucher for any Exult workshops or resources and the increased profile and recognition that comes with this national success.

*All prize money is given to recognise and reward the commitment of winning volunteers. It is not given as grants, so how it is used is up to the winning organisation or individual.

Awards evening

The 2017 Award ceremony will be held on Monday 29 May. Details and official invites will follow after applications close.

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