Citizen of the Year Award
Ruapehu District has two annual Citizen Awards.
- Waimarino-Waiouru Citizen Award
- Northern Ruapehu Award (encompassing the Ohura, Taumarunui and National Park Wards)
Nominations are called in August every year (criteria below).
The Waimarino-Waiouru Award’s recipient is decided by the Waimarino-Waiouru Community Board.
The Northern Ruapehu Award is decided by a committee comprising the Ohura Ward Councillor and Chairpersons of Taumarunui Ward Committee and National Park Community Board.
For further enquiries please either email Sarah Doyle or phone 07 895 8188 ext 256 (Taumarunui) or 06 385 8364 (Ohakune).
Criteria for Nominees
- Voluntary, unpaid work - going above and beyond the call of duty consistently for no personal gain.
- Significant contribution over an extended period of time - unselfish sacrifice of time and resources.
- Work was for the benefit of the community - participation in a range of activities.
- Unsuccessful nominees may be re-nominated in the following or subsequent years.
- Nominations made in previous years are not automatically carried forward and fresh nominations should be made.
- A Queen’s Honour Award (for example, QSM) for the same activity as the person is nominated for, renders that person ineligible for a civic award.
- Nominations for the Citizens Awards will be called for by public notice each year.
- Nominations should be made by two individuals or organisations. All details on the nomination form must be completed.