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Kawerau is known for its friendly people and strong community spirit. The strength of Kawerau's multicultural background is one of the town's characteristics, 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 its work with young people in the community.

Our Active Communities initiatives support whanau-based programmes designed to get more people more active, more often.

For further information phone (07) 306 9009 or email us at .

Kawerau Community Awards

Our Community Awards Policy enables council staff to give formal recognition to individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to Kawerau, in a systematic, consistent and appropriate way.

The policy is based on the following principles:

Nominations for the 2017 closed at 12 noon on Friday, May 26. The awards were presented during National Volunteer Week, 18 - 24 June 2017. The recipients for 2017 are:

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