Posted by Gold FM on 17/02/2012
Paeroa was awarded 'New Zealand Community of the Year' at the New Zealander of the Year gala awards ceremony in Auckland last night.
â€œBeing named as New Zealandâ€™s community of the year is tremendously exciting and will be a real boost for Paeroaâ€ said the Mayor of Hauraki, Mr John Tregidga â€œand it is great to see the hard work that has been undertaken over many years by the community being rewarded in this wayâ€.
â€œI speak for the whole District in congratulating Paeroa in winning this awardâ€ said Mr Tregidga.
District councillor and Paeroa Ward Chairperson Julie Bubb, who nominated her community for the award this year said that she was "over the moon with the awardâ€ and that â€œit was well deserved recognition for the work undertaken by the large numbers of volunteers to develop a safe and vibrant communityâ€.
The awards seek nominations from all fields including the arts, sport, community service, health, public service, the environment, volunteers, tourism, business, rural, education, entertainment, science, technology, innovation and cultural development to name a few.
In making the award the judges noted that there is more to Paeroa than its famous iconic soft drink â€œLemon and Paeroaâ€. They said the heart of this community really lies with the large number of volunteers whose can-do attitude has seen the community develop to be a safe and vibrant community.
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