Eleven of the 34 groups who were nominated for the recent Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards were from Tawa. The awards ceremony took place in the Council Chambers early October and a representative from each group received a certificate from the Mayor, Kerry Prendergast. Congratulations to Tawa's own Mana Tiaki who won the "Arts & Culture" category and a $500 prize!
Those holding their certificates above, plus the various others in this shot, are all from Tawa.
Tawa groups in each of the five categories:
Heritage and Environment - Friends of Tawa Bush Reserves, Tawa Historical Society .
Health and Wellbeing - Redwood Club Daycare Trust, Tawa Scottish Country Dance Club,
Tawa Volunteer Fire Brigade, U3A Tawa Inc
Arts and Culture - Mana Tiaki, Tawa Orchestra
Sport and Leisure - Tawa Swimming Club
Education and Child/Youth Development - Club Intermed, Scouting Tawa
A week or two earlier the Tawa Community Patrol was recognised at the Safety in the City awards ceremony. You can read all about that in the article below, courtesy of CityLife Porirua (October 9, 2008).