Top community givers rewarded
The triennial mayor's community recognition and service awards were presented on Friday evening at the Kaikoura Memorial Hall.
About 150 people attended the event, with awards given for academic achievements, trade qualifications, volunteer work and commitment to helping others within the community.
Though he was disappointed that a large number of people had not managed to attend the ceremony, Mayor Winston Gray said those there had a good time and it was good to recognise the efforts of individuals within the community. Some recipients were overseas or out of town, he said.
Kaikoura MP Colin King, local business owner Belinda Rickerby, and former building inspector Neville Burnby were on hand to present some of the awards, and entertainment came in the form of guest speaker and owner-operator of Maori Tours Kaikoura Maurice Manawatu and young local musicians and dancers.