Searching for South Taranaki's Superhero of Superheros
We are searching for South Taranaki’s Volunteer Champion.
The National Volunteers Week is coming up between 22-26 June, and one of the highlights of that week is the chance for us to thank these amazing, often unsung heroes of our community. “We’re looking for the superhero of superheroes,” says Mayor Phil Nixon.
“Because of Covid 19, the Council has had to think a little differently this year. A get together with food and a nice cup of tea isn’t realistic for us in this environment, so the community is being asked to nominate their South Taranaki superheroes. We want to hear about the people who make this district hum – they may be part of a charity, a social organisation, or just volunteer quietly in the neighbourhood, helping out at church or at the school, marae etc,” Mayor Phil says. “Wherever they work, we want to acknowledge their commitment and say thank you.”
The nominations will be forwarded to a panel of five –
comprised of one elected member from each community board, as well as the Mayor
– and four superheroes will be selected. From these four finalists, the
2020 Volunteer Superhero will be chosen.
“Nominations are open now so start thinking about who your local stars are and please send the forms in before 9am on Tuesday 2 June,” says Mayor Phil. “I know there are hundreds of great people out there who are the lifeblood of our community and we want to hear about them.”
All finalists will receive a cash prize of $300 each, with the Superhero of Superheroes receiving a further $500 to donate to a South Taranaki community organisation of their choice.