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Celebrating Volunteers

National Volunteer Week Te Wiki Tūao ā-Motu honours the collective work, energy and mana of all volunteers in Aotearoa. They grow and connect our people, create joy and are the glue that hold our communities together. Volunteers are the first to put their hand up when others are in need and do a great job keeping communities ticking along and looking fantastic.

As part of Volunteer Awareness Week 2023, we invited our community volunteer groups to a special morning, afternoon tea or wine and cheese evening in their respective towns with the Mayor and Ward Councillors. 

We are aware that there are so many individual volunteers who tirelessly go above and beyond and can sometimes go under the radar and without public acknowledgement, for this reason we decideded not to call for individual nominations for 2023  and run the risk of missing those that should be acknowledged and thanked but instead hold events to celebrate you all. 

If your group didn't receive an invite then we don't know about the awesome work you are doing in our community. Please contact us at 07 884 0060 ext 7733 to provide your details.

Photos from the volunteer morning tea's can be found below:

Volunteer functions 2023