This page contains information about Council's Civic Honours Award.
1/04/2020 2:58 p.m.
A Civic Honour is the highest award that Whangarei District Council bestows upon its citizens.
Every year Whangarei District Council honours up to four citizens for outstanding voluntary service with the Civic Honours Awards.
Civic Honours Awards give recognition to those citizens, who by their personal leadership, inspiration, sacrifice or devotion to a cause, have made a significant contribution to the community wellbeing of the Whangarei District.
The usual maximum number of recipients in any one year is four.
Making a nomination
Nominations for the annual Civic Honours awards close 1 May each year.
The awards evening is held each August and recipients are announced following this.
To make a nomination, please read the guide and complete the nomination form below, in either Word or PDF.
Closing date extended to 1 June 2020
Due to the Covid-19 Alert Level 4 restrictions, the closing date for the 2020 Civic Honours nominations is extended to 1 June 2020. If the lockdown continues, this date will be further reviewed.
Completing the form
Download and save a copy to your computer first. You can then either:
- print it, complete it by hand and send or deliver it to us; or
- If using the MS Word version, you can fill it out on your computer and save it before emailing the form and supporting information to us.
Civic Honours Nomination Form and Guidelines [337kb]
Civic Honours Nomination Form and Guidelines [149kb] - (MS Word 2007 and later)
For more information about making a nomination, please contact Whangarei District Council's Community Funding Officer.
For information about the ceremony or previous recipients, please contact the Personal Assistant to the Mayor.
Civic Honours Award Recipients
Recipients of a Civic Honours Award are listed below, with their citations available in the links.
2014 Civic Honours
- Helen McGregor
- Trevor McKenzie
- Paratene Te Manu (Sonny) Wellington
- Delecia (Maxi) Thompson
- John McGregor
2014 Civic Honour citations (639kb)
2009 Civic Honours
- Irene Walding
- Rev Des Olney
- Deane Main
- Jennifer Brasting
2008 Civic Honours
- Andrew Gurney
- Hazel O'Donnell
- Betty Powell
- Jean Marian Barclay
2007 Civic Honours
- John and Sheila House
- Rhondda Rutherford-Dunn
- Jean Dufty
- Roger Neal