The Invercargill City Council will today (14 September 2016) present Civic Honours Awards to four Southlanders in recognition of their work. The ceremony will be held at the Civic Theatre and awards will be presented to:
- Marion Miller: New Zealand Order of Merit recipient, Suffrage Medal for Services to Women recipient, Commemorative Medal for Service recipient, Justice of the Peace, Environment Southland Councillor, family and relationship mediator.
- Karen Purdue: Rotary Board Member.
- John Husband: Artist, radio announcer, musician, author and former board member of the Southland Museum and Art Gallery.
- Reginald McLeod: Salvation Army Store and Hospice worker.
Mayor Tim Shadbolt said: “The chosen recipients are outstanding Southlanders and the Invercargill City Council is delighted to be able to recognise their contribution to our community”.
In 2004 Council approved a policy and guidelines which ensured that nominations for the awards are considered once every three years.
The Awards recognise meritorious voluntary service in the community and the recipients are presented with a certificate and silver medal.