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Society Wins Special Commendation in 2015 Trust Power Awards
for its World War I Project
updated - 4 October 2015
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Hokianga Historical Society

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This year the Trust Power and Far North
District Council Awards were held in
Opononi and The Hokianga Historical
Society Inc. had been nominated for the
Cultural and Heritage Section in the 2015
Awards.  The Awards were spread across
areas from Kawakawa to Kaitaia. There
were different categories and about 120
nominations.

In annoucing the results, the Society was
deeply honoured when judges announced
a special commendation for the Society,
with a citation mentioning particularly the
work on our Centenary of WWI Project
and for going above and beyond in
commemorating this special heritage
event.  

It is pleasing to learn that our team of
volunteers and Society has been
recognised in achieving Trust Power’s
2015 Volunteers Award which was for the
investigations for the World War I display.  

A $100 Trust Power cheque was
presented to the Society at the Award
ceremony at Opononi.  On behal opf the
Society, Donna Washbrook and Diane
Hunia accepted the certificate at the Trust
Power Award Ceremony at the South
Hokianga Memorial Hall on 27 July 2015
Hokianga History and Memorabilia
Hokianga Historical Society wins award for its Centenary of WWI Project and for
going above and beyond in commemorating this special heritage event.  
Donna Washbrook and Diane Hunia accepting the certificate at the
Trust Power Award Ceremony at the South Hokianga Memorial Hall
on 27 July 2015 (photo courtesy Trustpower Community)
The WW1 Exhibition at the museum (photo courtesy Owen Whaley)
To accompany the project, The Museum has beautifully
illustrated copies of the book Hokianga Remembers on sale.  For
ordering details see our
special page.