Waitaki Herald : September 17th 2014
12 WAITAKI HERALD, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 NEWS Nominate an outstanding volunteer S By NICOLA WOLFE firstname.lastname@example.org port Waitaki is seeking nominations for the North Otago Volunteer Sports Awards. The annual awards seek to recognise outstanding efforts made by locals involved in sport from Oamaru to Oamarama and Flagswamp. ‘‘People can nominate anyone that they feel has made a standout contribution to sport this year. This can be a coach, parent who drives a car load of kids, a grounds keeper or behind-thescenes organiser,’’ says Sport Waitaki co-ordinator Kate Holland. The awards are a way to thank those volunteers who keep sport thriving at all levels in the Waitaki District, she says. ‘‘Anyone who contributes to sport deserves to be recognised, so help us do just that by nominating them today.’’ Nomination forms can be found on the home page at sport otago.co.nz or through Sport Waitaki on 434 9379 and will be Books have legs I’ve been everywhere: From left, Oamaru New Zealand Post manager Sandy Ballantyne, Lagonda Tearooms manager Colin Bradley and Literacy North Otago manager Helen Jansen display books donated to The Lagonda as part of adult literacy campaign, Travelling Books. The nationwide campaign saw more than 9000 books handed out in towns and cities around the country including Oamaru last week in an effort to encourage reading. The books are placed in local charity businesses awaiting some to choose them and pass them onto to another reader. Photo: JUDITH BLAIR/FAIRFAX NZ accepted from now until September 30. The nominees will be formally recognised at an awards evening held at Northstar Motel and Restaurant on October 15. Holland says each nominee will go in the draw to win one of two $500 dollar vouchers.
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