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Who’s your safety hero?

The WCC is asking the public put forward nominations of selfless people with a commitment to making the world a safer place for a Council award.

The Council’s annual Safety in the City awards recognise and celebrate individuals, groups, programmes and safety heroes that make exceptional contributions to the safety of the city.

Wellington has had a World Health Organisation International Safe Community designation since 2006.

Last year’s winners included the Tawa Community Patrollers, outreach worker Bernice Te Ahuru, and CCTV camera volunteer Jordan Moore.

“Nominations are now open for the public to tell us about stand-out safety heroes in their neighbourhood and community,” said Mayor Justin Lester when opening nominations, “whether it be one of the dedicated people in our emergency services, an individual who has demonstrated bravery or a fight against crime, or a group that has made a commitment to keeping Wellingtonians safe.

Nominations should be made by Friday 9 November 2018 to Lily Kemble-Welch or call 04 801 3107.

Please provide:

  • name, address (if known) and contact details of person or organisation
  • description of what they did or do
  • a short biography
  • your own name, address and contact details.

The Safety in the City awards will be presented and celebrated on Tuesday 20 November during a ceremony at Te Wharewaka o Pōneke.