Neighbourhood Support awards

Two members of Invercargill Neighbourhood Support have received recognition in Neighbourhood Support New Zealand’s inaugural national awards.

Gill Poplur received a Highly Commended Award in the Innovation category, and Ian Rolfe received a Highly Commended Award in the Member of the Year category.

National Chairperson Sharleen Stirling-Lindsay said the awards recognised those dedicated individuals, groups, Police and partner organisations that shone a light on the communities in which they operated.

Saniya Thompson, Invercargill City Council’s Neighbourhood Support Co-ordinator, said the awards acknowledged the efforts of work of local volunteers in making the city a safer and a better place to live in.

“When volunteer work is acknowledged and celebrated it makes Neighbourhood Support members feel appreciated and respected for the work that they do,” she said. “It is also a good way to start conversations about Neighbourhood Support, share positive stories and inspire others to start groups in their areas.”

NOTE: To find out more about Neighbourhood Support, including details on how to sign up, visit the Council website’s Neighbourhood Support page.