Trustpower Awards

These awards are un by Trustpower in partnership with the Clutha District Council and set up as an opportunity to recognise and thank local voluntary groups and individuals for their contributions to the community.

Anyone can enter a voluntary group or organisation or individual in the Trustpower Clutha District Community Awards, including groups themselves.

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.

Entries are now open for the Trustpower Community Awards and it's your chance to recognise and celebrate your local volunteers!

Theres $150,000 up for grabs across 26 regions (including Clutha) and any group or organisation that has a voluntary component is eligible. It's quick and easy to enter online at Entries close 31 May so get in quick.


Trustpower Clutha District Community Awards 2017

The Trustpower awards were held at the Rosebank Lodge on 26 September 2017. Congratulations to the following individuals and groups:

Supreme Winner: 

Clutha District Settlement Support Inc.

Individual Awards:

Shirley Ballum (Tapanui)
Ivy Grant (Balclutha)
Jan and Brian O'Callaghan (Kaka Point) 

Youth Spirit :
Winner: Jessica Craik (South Otago High School)
Finalists: Morgan Hale (Tokomairiro High School) and Terryn Miller (Blue Mountain College)

Heritage and Environment:
Winner: South Otago Forest & Bird
Runner up: West Otago Vintage Club

Health and Wellbeing:

Winner: Balclutha Community Garden
Runner up: West Otago Blokes Shed and Commendation: Dad's Army

Arts and Culture:

  • Winner: Lawrence Scottish Country Dance Group
  • Runner up:  South Otago Spinners & Weavers

Sports and Leisure:

  • Winner: Milton Area Promotions
  • Runner up: Clinton Community Pool

Education and Child Youth Development:

  • Winner: Milton Scout Group
  • Runner up: Dunrobin Cubs
  • Commendation: Clutha Valley Mainly Music Playgroup

Page reviewed: 20 Apr 2018 1:30pm