Safety in the City Awards

13 July 2010

Do you admire a hero we should all know about? Not a movie star, pop star or sports star, but a real-life hero who has done something amazing to help keep our communities safe.

Cameron Turchie, surf livesaver, on beach

Cameron Turchie, surf livesaver, on beach

Wellington City Council is looking for local heroes for its sixth Safety in the City awards. We'd like you to tell us if there's someone you know who deserves recognition. It could be someone who's worked tirelessly to keep the community safe, or who has shown bravery or initiative in a particular situation.

Last year's winners included: young Miramar surf lifesaver Cameron Turchie, 14, who rescued a young boy from the sea at Mt Maunganui in March last year; a mother who prevented the abduction of a child; a man who dived off a boat into the harbour to rescue a man at risk of being crushed by the vessel; and health workers on the swine flu frontline.

The Safety in the City Awards will be presented at a ceremony in the Council Chamber, Wellington Town Hall, on Thursday 30 September. Send your nominations by 31 July to Emma Titcombe, City Safety Advisor, at emma.titcombe@wcc.govt.nz or PO Box 2199, Wellington 6140 - or call Emma on 803 8200 for more information.