Ruapehu Citizen of the Year Awards
Ruapehu District has two annual Citizen Awards.
- Waimarino-Waiouru Citizen Award.
- Northern Ruapehu Award (encompassing the Ōhura, Taumarunui and National Park Wards).
The Waimarino-Waiouru Award's recipient is decided by the Waimarino-Waiouru Community Board.
The Northern Ruapehu Award is decided by the Chairpersons of the Taumarunui-Ōhura and Ōwhango-National Park ward areas.
Nominations for the 2023 Citizen Awards will open 1 September 2023 and close 21 October 2023.
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 subsequent years.
- Nominations made in previous years are not automatically carried forward and fresh nominations should be made.
- A King's Honour (for example, KSM) 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.
For further enquiries please either email the Mayor's Executive Assistant, Kay Kidd HERE or phone 07 895 8188 ext 219.
Previous Citizen Awards Recipients
|2022||David Warren Wiari||Gary Jacobs|
|2021||No awards presented||No awards presented|
|2020||Major Patrick Hibbs||Mark Fredericks and Sally Lashmar|
|2019||Glenys Shepherd||Alan Turton|
|2018||Geoff Anderson||Janet Hedges|
|2017||Jim Turuhia Edmonds||Wal Panui|
|2016||Bernice Frost||Peter Panton|
|2015||Jon King||Marilla Swift|
|2013||Angel Reid||Don Buchanan|
|2012||Christopher Winter||Doris Vodanovich|