Wellington Airport Regional Awards 2012

Community champs honoured

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Top trust: Allie Webber of the Kāpiti US Marines Trust accepts the supreme award at the Kāpiti community and civic awards.

The Kāpiti US Marines Trust clinched the supreme spot at Kāpiti's annual Wellington Airport community and civic awards last week.

The trust was one of five organisations that gained awards for their contribution to the district's community.

Each category winner for Kāpiti will go on to contest the Wellington Airport regional awards on October 18 and the trust will also vie for the region's supreme spot at that function.

The other award winners were the Kāpiti Coast Youth Council, Kāpiti Coast Museum, Meals on Wheels volunteers for the Red Cross, and the Lions Club of Kāpiti.

Mayor Jenny Rowan said the work done by the groups makes a difference for us all. It's important we honour and thank these people for devoting so much of their time to our communities.

The civic awards, acknowledging individual contributions to the district, were presented by Ms Rowan to Mark and Coral Smith, Peter and Alexandra Clark, Anna Upton, Rob Kofoed and Peter Mansfield.

Mayoral awards went to Barry Hadfield, a leading political, economic and social figure in Kāpiti, and Chris Maclean - an historian, writer, photographer and publisher - in recognition of their significant contributions to the district.

Wellington Airport chief executive Steve Sanderson said volunteers and the work they do are vital for the Wellington region.

We want to make sure they're recognised.

Kāpiti Observer, 16:36, Sep 14 2012

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