The Christchurch City Council is seeking nominations in a second round of the Christchurch Earthquake Awards to recognise people who may have been missed previously.
The earthquake awards were presented for the first time in February 2012 and are being held a second time to give people who were previously unaware of the awards as an opportunity to nominate a worthy candidate. The awards are to honour people who undertook acts of kindness, service or heroism during the earthquakes.
Nominations opened July 23, and will close on September 21.
Mayor Bob Parker says there was a great response to the awards in February and this second call for nominations would ensure people who missed out last time were recognised for their acts of service, kindness or heroism.
“Our community has been through an extraordinary two years and we want to ensure that all those
that acted selflessly to help others are aware of how much we appreciate their actions.
“The nomination period will run for two months this time so that there is enough opportunity for
everyone deserving to be nominated.”
Individuals, associations, organisations and businesses are eligible for the Christchurch Earthquake Awards and nominations are open to people of all ages. There is a requirement that the services or acts presented for civic commendation have been performed in direct relation to the earthquakes.
The nominations will be considered by the Council and awards presented at a special ceremony to be held in November 2012. People who have been nominated previously cannot be nominated again.
For further information or to nominate someone visit www.ccc.govt.nz/civicawards or pick up a nomination form from your closest Council Service Centre.