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.
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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:
- People should be recognised for having made significant contributions to Kawerau
- Council should be the body to give recognition on behalf of the community
- Community awards should be given regularly and systematically, according to a clear set of criteria
- Community awards and the functions at which they are given should be in keeping with the character of the Kawerau community.
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:
- Annette Reece (volunteer work)
- Kawerau Amateur Swimming Club (group contribution)
- Kawerau Proud (group contribution)
- Te Waraki (Chick) Te Ruki (volunteer work)
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