This page describes the history of Civic Awards for Porirua City, and gives a list of the recipients. It also advises when the next round of nominations for Civic Awards will be called.
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2013 Civic Awards
Nominations for the 2013 Civic Awards have now closed.
2012 Civic Awards
At a ceremony held Monday 28 May 2012, the Mayor presented the following people with awards in recognition of their outstanding voluntary community service.
Left to right: Poppy Daymond, Ann Mills, Juliet Bellingham, June and Neil Penman
History of Creation of Civic Awards
Civic awards had been reported to Council Committees on two previous occasions before any progress was made.
The first report was presented in 1981 outlined the purpose of the awards and detailed the award system operated by the former Lower Hutt City Council. This report was received by the Finance, Policy and Staff Committee and referred to the Community Development and Cultural Committee.
The second report presented in 1988 recommended that a community service award system be established, along similar lines as the Lower Hutt City Council. This report was adopted by the Community Development and Cultural Committee. The matter however did not progress any further.
On 10 February 1992 a further paper was presented to the Resources Committee, which suggested, that the implementation of a Civic Award system by Council was appropriate, as it would allow Council to recognise outstanding voluntary service to the community. This was worked on by a small sub-committee and finally accepted by Council on 13 May 1992, to commence in 1993.
In 2000 it was decided to add a Mayoral Certificate of Recognition to recognise citizens who fall outside the scope of Civic Awards.
Past Civic Award Recipients
2011 Mayoral Certificates of Recognition
Nathan and Hayley Cooksley
Grant Te Tau
The Fource Barbershop Quartet: Knoxana Leasi, Olivia Samuel, Theodora Esera and Georgina Peniamina
Te Huri Arthur
Fuimaono Epirosa Setefono
Adalina (Freda) Tohill
2008 Mayoral Certificates of Recognition
2007 Mayoral Certificates of Recognition
Rosetta (Rosie) Gallen
Mrs Elizabeth Lee-Lo-Smith
Dr Margaret Lockhart Bailey
Mrs Lynne Renouf
Lemoli Wally Ranfurly
2003 Mayoral Certificates of Recognition
Grant Te Tau
Dr Margaret Guthrie
Rev Sylvia Jenkins
Dr Allan Nichols
Janet Margaret Berry
Taukiri Wahine Thomason
Margaret Joyce Henderson
Margaret Campbell Johnson
Thelma Margaret Stevens
Helen Mary Painter
Lorraine Jean Williams
Sarah Renata Smith
Alfred Edward Mexted
Kathleen Mabel Mexted
John (Jack) Collins
Nui Sila Taupe