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Kerbside Collections

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Three Waters Reform

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Tirohia Landfill Resource Consent

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New mining proposals

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Every year we hold an awards evening, where members of the community are acknowledged and celebrated for the incredible achievements and positive difference they have made within their communities through their outstanding dedication and community spirit.

2021 OnYa Award Recipients

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Sports – ONYA for knocking it out of the park
  • Jessica Penwarden
  • Rimu Alexander
  • Reefe Benny
  • Kyla Walker
  • Bree McCowatt 
  • Ben Hennessy
Arts – ONYA for enhancing and enriching our lives
  • Pauline Germon
Community Service - ONYA for caring about your community
  • Mairi Jay – for her contribution to the environment
  • Margaret Andreassen
  • Jana Smith
  • Sarah Keall
  • Thomas Neil Grey
  • Adam Matete
Te Meke – for going above and beyond - Outstanding Community Service
  • Walter Tye
  • Barry Williams
  • Bill & Ngaire Tissingh


OnYa Awards 2021Back Row L-R: Sarah Keall, John Alexander (accepting on behalf of Rimu Alexander), Ben Hennessy, Reefe Benny, Thomas Neil Gray, Bree McCowatt, Barry Williams, Adam Matete, Jana Smith

Middle Row L-R: Walter Tye, Pauline Germon, Kyla Walker, Mairi Jay, Margaret Andressen, Jessica Penwarden

Front Row L-R: Bill & Ngaire Tissingh, Mayor Toby Adams