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Kawerau is known for its friendly people and strong community spirit.   The strength of Kawerau's multicultural background is a proud characteristic of the town, as is the richness of its Maori heritage.

This section contains information on our community organisations and other matters that affect residents and ratepayers.

Council is actively involved in youth programmes and support the Kawerau Youth Council with their work with young people in our community.

Council's Active Communities initiatives support whanau based programmese designed to get more people, more active, more often.

If you need further information please call the District Office on 07 306 9009 or use our Have Your Say facility.

Kawerau Community Awards

There is a framework which enables Council to give formal recognition to individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to Kawerau, and to do so in a systematic, consistent and appropriate way.

Council’s Community Awards Policy is based on the following principles:

Nominations are invited now and will close at 12 noon on Friday 26 May 2017. The Awards will be presented during National Volunteer Week, 18 - 24 June 2017.

Community Awards Nomination form Click  237 kB     Call for Community Award Nominations Click  7 kB   Community Awards Policy Click  28 kB

Completed Nomination forms can be handed in at the Council Office in Ranfurly Court,

Or be posted to:
Kawerau District Council
Private Bag 1004
Kawerau 3169

Or be scanned and emailed to