Making the Call for Wellington's Safety Heroes

1 July 2013

Anyone can be in the right place at the right time to save a life, or make a huge difference in the lives of many people. And now’s the time to hear about them – with a bonus on offer this year for those who make the call.

Nominees are being called for the ninth annual Safety in the City Awards, which recognise people who have shown amazing bravery in a particular situation, or who have worked tirelessly to keep Wellington and Wellingtonians safe.

Nominations close July 31, and this year features a special incentive: All nominators go in the draw to win two special Wellington City passes, allowing the recipient and a friend a return trip on the cable car and general admission to a choice of two of some of Wellington’s most popular attractions - Zealandia, Carter Observatory or Wellington Zoo

Mayor Celia Wade Brown says the awards honour those Wellingtonians from many different backgrounds and occupations who find themselves in extraordinary situations.

"Who’s been a hero in your neighbourhood this year?" asks Mayor Wade-Brown. "Fixing a roof during the storm so a neighbour’s roofing iron doesn’t fly around, rescuing a lost child, or seeking help for an incident of domestic violence are just some of the examples.

"We want to hear from the Wellington public about who they think deserves a Safety in the City award," she says.

Nominations often relate to personal or community safety, crime and disorder, and responding to accidents and emergencies. They can recognise individual acts of bravery and compassion, through to a lifetime of acting in the interests of keeping Wellingtonians safe.

Nominees should be residents of Wellington City or people whose actions have contributed to safety in the Capital.

Professional lifesavers, police, baristas, superette workers, train operators, and community advocates were among those honoured in last year’s awards.

The Safety in the City Awards will be presented at a ceremony in the Wellington Town Hall on Wednesday 4 September.

How to make a nomination

Send your nominations by 31 July to:

Emma Titcombe
City Safety Advisor

Address: PO Box 2199, Wellington
Phone: (04) 803 8200

Nominations should include:

  • Name, address (if known) and contact details of person or organisation
  • Description of what they did or do
  • Short biography
  • your own name, address and contact details.