Furniture to Go on Grove Road in Blenheim have asked the public this week to nominate a "Good Sort" and they will reward one lucky person with a luxury La-Z-Boy recliner.
Rob Bruce from Furniture to Go said the firm wanted to reward an unsung hero that has gone beyond the every day call of duty.
"We wanted to reward a volunteer because without them nothing will get done," he said.
Four finalists were picked on Thursday from the nominees. They are:
* Marie Flowerday. Marie was nominated for role she has played in the community after last months earthquakes. She stepped up as spokesperson for the residents in Seddon and helped with liaising with essential services on behalf of the community. Marie also works with the RSE workers and the elderly residents in Seddon.
* Raymond McKay, a volunteer fireman in Picton for 26 years. Ray is described as a very generous and an awesome Kiwi bloke who is always there for anyone that might need help.
* Mark Rea. Mark fractured his skull, which could have been fatal, but instead it left him with a sense to always help others and to never give up. He volunteers his time to several groups, he is a Scouts leader, a Project K mentor for youth development and started the Home Brew Club of Marlborough.
* Anthony van de Water. Anthony is chairman of the Renwick Residents Association and has put in a lot of hard work over the past 12 years. He helped get the sewage scheme organise for Renwick and worked with MDC for the road and footpath upgrades. He is also an active member of the civil defence organisation.
The public can now vote via the Furniture to Go facebook page for the winner who will receive a leather La-Z-boy valued at $1999.
- The Marlborough Express