Civic Awards 2019

Do you know a South Wairarapa person or group who should be recognised for their significant contribution to the wellbeing of our district?

The South Wairarapa District Council is calling for nominations for the 2019 Civic Awards.

Nominations close at 5pm Friday 8 March 2019.



Award categories

Nominations will be open for the following categories:

  • Community Service
  • Arts and Culture
  • Sport
  • Youth
  • Environmental Service.

One winner will be chosen from each category. In addition, one of the five category winners will be awarded:

' South Wairarapa Citizen of the Year'


How to nominate

Nominations can be made online here.


By downloading the nomination form[Word], completing and returning it by:

  • Email to
  • Delivery to the Greytown or Featherston Library/Service Centres, or Marthinborough Council Offices or
  • Post to: South Wairarapa Civic Awards, South Wairarapa District Council, PO Box 6, Martinborough 5741.

Note all nominations will be acknowledged by email to both nominators.


Entry conditions and guidelines


Download these Civic Award Conditions and Guidelines[PDF], also available below.

The South Wairarapa District Council wishes to publicly recognise those individuals or organisations that have made an outstanding contribution benefiting the South Wairarapa and/or its people.

Who is eligible for an Award?

  • Young Achiever Award

    Any person up to the age of 24 years who has been selected to represent New Zealand in a sport, cultural or academic field or has shown outstanding skill or leadership while representing a school or club at a major regional sports, cultural or academic competition/event.


    Any person up to the age of 24 years who has carried out outstanding voluntary service to the South Wairarapa District and its people.

  • Services to the Environment Award

    A person, group or an organisation that has led the way in caring for/or enhancing the environment. 

  • Sport Award

    For a person or a team who have gained a significant success or excelled in terms of sporting achievement bringing credit to the South Wairarapa e.g. represented their country at sport or served the sporting community.

  • Arts and Culture Award

    A person, group or organisation with an outstanding achievement in the arts (music, fine art, dance, writing, singing, public speaking, visual arts, etc.).

  • Community Service Award

    A volunteer of any age or a voluntary organisation that carries out service or work of a substantial (either length of time or intensity of service) nature benefiting the South Wairarapa and/or its people.  

How are the award winners decided?

  • Nominations must be received by the deadline of 5pm Friday 8 March.

  • Nominations can be made by any two members of the public or any two officers of organisations, clubs or businesses.

  • All nominations are forwarded to the Selection Panel.This panel comprises four people appointed by Council.

  • Note: The Selection Panel relies on the information that accompanies each nomination. Therefore it is in the nominees’ best interests that the information provided is of sufficient detail to enable the Selection Panel to consider each nomination fairly.


  • All nominations are confidential.

  • It is not necessary to obtain the prior consent of the nominees before submitting a nomination.If the nomination is successful the recipient will be asked whether they wish to accept the Award.

  • Nominations that are not successful in any one year may be re-submitted for consideration in subsequent years.

  • The decision of the Selection Panel is final and binding.

Presentation of the 2019 Awards

Her Worship the Mayor will present the Awards to successful recipients at a Mayoral Reception in March.  All nominees will receive a certificate of commendation.

South Wairarapa District Council