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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.

We are aware there are many volunteers who tirelessly go above and beyond and can sometimes go under the radar and without public acknowledgement. We want to celebrate the difference volunteers make and the impact they have.

As part of Volunteer Week 2024, we would like to invite our community volunteer groups to attend one of the following celebrations with the Mayor and Ward Councillors:

Monday 16 June, morning tea, 10am - Matamata-Piako Civic and Memorial Centre

Tuesday 17 June, afternoon tea, 3pm - Silver Fern Farms Te Aroha Events Centre

Wednesday 19 June, wine and cheese, 5.30pm - Morrinsville Gallery  

Event invites have been sent via email to those groups we know about. If your group hasn't received an invite then we don't know about the awesome work you are doing in our community.  Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or phone 07 884 0060.