Entries will open soon for 2015 TrustPower Clutha District Community Awards


Entries for the Trustpower Clutha District Community Awards will open Monday 25 May 2015.


Run in partnership with the Clutha District Council and set up as an opportunity to recognise and thank local voluntary groups and their contributions to the community, anyone can enter a voluntary group or organisation in the Trustpower Clutha District Community Awards, including voluntary groups themselves.


Locals will have until 5pm on Friday 24 July to get entries in for this year's Trustpower Clutha District Community Awards. Entry Forms will be available from Council offices or service centres or can be completed online at


Entry Forms will also be able to be received by calling Emily Beaton on 0800 87 11 11.


The awards cover five categories; Heritage and Environment, Health and Wellbeing, Arts and Culture, Sport and Leisure, and Education and Child/Youth Development.


Category winners receive $500, runners-up receive $250 and the Supreme Winner will take home $1,500 and an all-expenses paid trip for two representatives to the 2015 Trustpower National Community Awards.


Last year's Trustpower Clutha District Community Awards Supreme Winner was Clutha Gold Trail Trust.



2014 TrustPower Clutha District Community Awards


Clutha Gold Trail was the overall winner at the TrustPower Clutha District Community Awards 2014, which were held on Monday 15 September. There was a total of 32 outstanding voluntary groups entered for this year's Clutha District Community Awards.

Tyler Ford was the winner of the TrustPower Clutha District Youth Community Spirit Award, recognising his passion for his school and community.


A full list of all the winners from the TrustPower Clutha District Community Awards is below:


Heritage and Environment

Winner: South Otago Forest & Bird

Runner-Up: Tuapeka Vintage Club


Health and Well Being

Winner: Clutha Valley Rural Neighbourhood Support

Runner-Up: Cancer Society Rural Volunteers


Arts and Culture

Winner: Clutha District Settlement Support Group

Runner-Up: South Otago A&P Society


Sport and Leisure

Winner: Otago Shearing and Woolhandling Committee

Runner- up: Milton Karate Club


Education and Child/Youth Development

Winner: Kaitangata Car Show and Run

Runner-Up: Balclutha Parents Centre


Supreme Winner

Clutha Gold Trail Trust


Youth Spirit

Winner: Tyler Ford


Civic Awards for Individuals

Bill and Sharon Bazely

John Burgess

Ian 'Blue' Fletcher

Marie Kean



South Otago Search and Rescue

St John Clutha Area




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