Community honours for hard-working volunteers


Seven Mid Cantabrians and one group who have contributed to the district through their significant volunteer pursuits will be celebrated at the Ashburton District Council’s Community Honours Awards ceremony on October 30.

Five residents will each receive the prestigious mayor’s award for public service, the highest civic honour bestowed by council, while three civic awards are to be presented for substantial voluntary service.

The recipients of the mayor’s award for public service are John Fleming, Maxine Hooper, Robin Kilworth, David McKimmie and Darryl Nelson, while the recipients of the civic awards are Litter Free Ashburton, Yvonne Lister and Judy Skevington.

Ashburton Mayor Neil Brown said the awards selection committee was impressed by all the nominations received and delighted to be recognising some outstanding people and groups.

‘‘These awards recognise the immense contribution of our selfless volunteers and celebrate their exceptional commitment to our community.
‘‘Each nominee has demonstrated significant dedication to our district through their substantial volunteerism and it is our absolute pleasure to formally recognise them with these awards.’’

The awards ceremony will take place in the Bradford Room at Ashburton Trust Event Centre at 2pm on October 30.

Council is inviting members of the public who would like to attend the awards ceremony to watch their family, friend or colleague be presented their award to RSVP to council by emailing or phone 307-7700 by October 27.