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Hōtaka Whakanui Tūao o Upper Harbour

Upper Harbour Volunteer Recognition Programme

The Upper Harbour Volunteer Recognition Programme recognises the efforts of our community's unsung heroes.

​Nominate a volunteer

If you know a group, organisation or individual doing great things in and for our community, nominate them for the Upper Harbour Volunteer Recognition Programme.

Nominations are open from 1 March until 30 April 2024.


Nominate someone now


Award criteria and information

The Upper Harbour Volunteer Recognition Programme recognises efforts that often go unnoticed, and helps individuals and/or communities in our local board area.

The programme honours those who give their time, including:

  • individuals of all ages
  • not-for-profit organisations or local community groups that also provide a way for individuals to volunteer.

We will invite all nominees who meet this criteria to a ceremony to receive a certificate recognising their efforts.

Get a copy of the criteria

Award categories

Community participation and contribution

Engaging the community or showing leadership and resilience in hard times.

Diversity and inclusion

Building an inclusive environment, celebrating cultural diversity or supporting new residents.

Investing in youth

Empowering future generations' leadership and development or supporting youth mental health and wellbeing.

Environmental heroes

Contributing to natural environment and climate action, environmental protection and enhancement, sustainable land practices and reducing the community's carbon footprint.

Champions of sports and recreation

Promoting physical activity and sport, supporting sports clubs and facilities and promoting active healthy communities.

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