Paeroa's No Lemon!

Posted by Gold FM on 17/02/2012

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Paeroa was awarded 'New Zealand Community of the Year' at the New Zealander of the Year gala awards ceremony in Auckland last night.

“Being named as New Zealand’s community of the year is tremendously exciting and will be a real boost for Paeroa” said the Mayor of Hauraki, Mr John Tregidga “and it is great to see the hard work that has been undertaken over many years by the community being rewarded in this way”.

“I speak for the whole District in congratulating Paeroa in winning this award” 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 award” and that “it was well deserved recognition for the work undertaken by the large numbers of volunteers to develop a safe and vibrant community”.

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 “Lemon and Paeroa”. 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.

Cheers, Paeroa!