Nominations flood in

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More than 70 good sorts and organisations have already been nominated for Spirit of the Wakatipu Awards.

Run by the Wakatipu Community Foundation, the awards celebrate the town’s philanthropists – those who give time and /or money for the greater good of the community. Nominations close next Wednesday, July 31.

Trustee Simon Green says: “It’s been awesome. Nominations have come in across all the categories and it’s really shown us there is an appetite to acknowledge the contributions people are making in the community.

“It’s reinforced how alive and well philanthropy is in Queenstown.”

There are 10 categories in the awards, run in partnership with Queenstown’s council, and sponsored by Wayfare and other businesses. Green anticipates there will be three finalists per category.

The ceremony and gala dinner is September 14, at Queenstown Memorial Centre. Tickets are available, although everyone is placed on a waiting list until the finalists are chosen.

To nominate visit www.wakatipucommunityfoundation.co.nz

– PAUL TAYLOR