• Trustpower Awards

Trustpower Community Awards

Westland District Council congratulates the Westland finalists and winners at the 2018 Trustpower Community Awards held in Greymouth on 17 October 2018.

Winners of the Supreme Award for Westland was the Hokitika Lions who will now go to the National Awards in early 2019.

The Youth Community Spirit Award winner was Joe Glancy from South Westland Area School in Hari Hari.

Other Westland winners were:

Westland Community Centre

Franz Josef Community Council

South Westland Netball Club

MS West Coast

Further information can be found on the Trustpower website:

The officer for enquiries is Derek Blight, Community Development Advisor, 03 756 9047

Background Info

Volunteers are the backbone of every New Zealand community. Each year, this tireless effort is recognised and celebrated through the Trustpower Community Awards programme. Regional Trustpower Community Awards are held around NZ and the winners go on to contest the title of Trustpower National Community Awards Supreme Winner. Meanwhile, the Trustpower Youth Community Spirit Awards celebrate the effort of young volunteers, who are every bit as inspirational.

About one thousand voluntary groups from around New Zealand enter the Trustpower Community Awards each year. It’s a celebration of just how much volunteers mean to our country. No matter how big or small, if your group, club or society has volunteers, it has earned the right to be involved. Anyone can enter a group… groups can even enter themselves! Entries for the next Community Awards close at different times throughout the year. Keep in touch with updates through the Trustpower Community Facebook page.

How to Apply

Applications for the 2018 awards have closed.

The officer for enquiries is Derek Blight, Community Development Advisor, 03 756 9047

Council is also involved in the following awards:

  • Community Service Awards
  • Creative New Zealand Awards
The following documents are available: