Neighbourhood champions


Tricia and Ian Christison, pictured left, and Denis Wastney, pictured right, were presented with Neighbourhood Champion awards at our recent AGM.

Tricia and Ian’s award was for bringing neighbours together and ensuring their neighbourhood is prepared for emergencies. The couple have organised very successful street BBQs. Ian has also made an effort to learn how to prepare for emergencies and was able to out his know-how into practice during the Kaikoura earthquake last year.

Denis’s award was for welcoming new neighbours and caring for neighbours in practical ways. Denis is a legend in his neighbourhood; he does things like looking after neighbours’ pets and collecting their mail when they’re away, and his wife Jean welcomes new neighbours with baking.

The award recipients were presented with $50 gift vouchers and certificates of appreciation.