4 October 2022
Congratulations to Lesley Hurst (Masterton) for winning Age Concern Wairarapa’s Senior of the Year award! Lesley has been a committed volunteer for many years – Age Concern, Wellington Free Ambulance and many more organisations.
𝗙𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗿𝘂𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿 𝘂𝗽: Luther Toloa (Masterton) – Luther is well known for his voluntary work in the community and is a founding member of the Pasifika o Wairarapa Trust.
𝗦𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗿𝘂𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿 𝘂𝗽: Frances Reiri-Smith (Gladstone) – Lovingly known as Nanny Frances, has worked tirelessly in the community and for Maori. Some of her work has included membership of Te Pae Oranga (Iwi justice Panel), Wairarapa Women’s Welfare league, Kuia Carterton District Council, support to Māori Mental Health Tautoko Ora Wananga, strong advocacy of Te Reo Māori, kaumatua and Kaikaranga for Hurunui o Rangi Marae