Everyday people doing exceptional things were the toast of the town last night as Southland honoured its very own “Local Heroes”.
As part of the 2018 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards, the 10 winners of the Local Heroes category were presented with their awards at a special medal presentation ceremony held at the Civic Theatre in Invercargill.
Southland District Council Mayor Gary Tong was on hand to present the medals. He congratulated the recipients on their award and said that it was vital that the community continued to acknowledge the contributions they have made.
“Many of these medal winners are unsung heroes whose selflessness has had a profound effect on the lives of so many in the community. Those acts of charity, optimism and commitment are the glue that hold a community together and as a community we must stand alongside one another and give thanks for their efforts,” he said.
The recipients of the Kiwibank Local Hero Awards for the Southland region were:
- Janice Lee
- Hamish McMurdo
- Aileen McNaughton
- Meggy Bartlett-McBride
- Shelley Lithgow
- Bernadette Hunt
- Bronwyn Grant
- Robyn Guyton
From Stewart Island:
- Maureen Jones
- Helen McKay
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