Community Honours Awards

The Council invites nominations for Community Honours Awards annually to honour distinguished voluntary community service. The Community Honours Award is a scheme under which an individual who has carried out meritorious voluntary community service and who has not been recognised through their own sector awards in the Ashburton District may be rewarded publicly for their efforts.  Council will host a public Civic Ceremony to honour the recipients based on the nominations received.​

Nominations for the 2019 Community Honours Awards are now open until Thursday 14 February, 2019.

Download a Community Honours Award Nomination Form

Any inquiries regarding the Community Honours Awards, please contact Carol McAtamney, Personal Assistant to the Mayor by email or phone 307 7700.​​​

Trustpower Community Awards

Through the Trustpower Community Awards, Trustpower, in partnership with Ashburton District Council,
recognises organisations and groups in the district that voluntarily dedicate time and energy to making our community a better place.

A series of 27 regional awards are held around New Zealand with regional winners competing for the top national prize at an annual awards ceremony.

Volunteer organisations from Ashburton District have performed extremely well in these awards over the years, reflecting the community spirit that thrives in our communities.

The 2018 awards entries are now closed. Visit the Trustpower website​ for more information.

The Trustpower Youth Spirit Awards are also now closed.

2017 Trustpower Ashburton District Community Awards

A ceremony for the 2017 Trustpower Ashburton District Community Awards was held on Monday 8 May, 2017. The award recipients were:

Heritage & Environment: Improve and revitalise the local environment, culture or heritage
​Winner:​Ashburton Museum Volunteer Team
​Runner Up:​Hakatere Heritage Committee
Health & Wellbeing: To provide services that enhance the social wellbeing of people
​Winner​St Johns Ashburton Operations Volunteer Team
​Runner Up:​Victim Support Mid Canterbury
​Commendation:​IHC Volunteer Programme
Arts & Culture: Enhance and increase participation in arts and creative leisure activities or improve community culture
​Winner:​Fa'a Pasifika Play Group Ashburton
​Runner Up:​Multicultural Bite
​Commendation:Methven Action Committee​
Sports & Leisure: To increase the participation and enjoyment of sport leisure and recreational pursuits, or provide support to participants
​Winner:​Coronation Target Shooting Club
​Runner Up:​Ashburton Wheels Week Committee
Educational & Child Youth Development: Improve and enhance the education of the community, or the educational or social devlopment of children and youth
​Winner:​Friends of the School - Our Lady of the Snows School
​Runner Up:CACTUS Mid Canterbury​
Community Spirit Award
​Winner:​Tayla Wright, Ashburton College
​Runner Up:

​Thea Valmores, Mt Hutt College

The overall Supreme Winner on the evening was the Filipino Dairy Workers in New Zealand Inc. who are invited to attend the Trustpower National Community Awards event. This event is held to to celebrate the success of all the regional winners and compete for the National Supreme Winner Award.

 ​The 2017 award recipients with Mayor Donna Favel (centre) and former Rangitata MP Jo Goodhew (bottom right) at the TrustPower Community Awards

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