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The Charles Rooking Carter Awards, were held at the Carterton Events Centre on Saturday 19 June, where the community came together to celebrate Carterton’s coolest people.

The Charles Rooking Carter Community Awards was created by the Carterton District Council in 1994 to publicly acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding volunteer work, business innovation and achievements of members in the community.  These awards were originally meant to happen during the 2020 Covid pandemic.  Moving the awards to 2021 gave the Carterton community more time to think about who had made a positive impact during that time, and recognise them with a nomination.

Once again the community was well represented with a total of 55 nominations whittled down to 15 finalists across five categories.

The evening was a Fire and Ice theme, with the Carterton Events Centre team pulling on all their collective skills to put on a night worthy of the community.  “We wanted this to be something special, something that our community would remember, as well as show what our centre is capable of providing.”  Said Glenda Seville – Community Services and Facilities Manager.

This year the programme was changed and the Charles Rooking Carter Supreme award winner was picked from the winners of the previous categories.  “When we gathered around the table it was obvious we had all taken our role in this very seriously – some of the nominations brought us to tears, sometimes laughter.  Congratulations to all nominees. It’s been a tough decision, but we believe the best have been decided,” a panel spokesperson said.

The Winners of each category were:

 

Voluntary Community Services Award WINNER – Jan Farr

Jan Farr Winner Voluntary Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gain Momentum Civic Award: Sharon Aston

 

Sharon Aston Winner Civic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More FM Boosting Business Award: Winner  Harvest Wine & Food Festival

 

 

Liz Pollock Winner Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carterton Lions Youth Award: Winner Larissa O’Brien

 

 

Larrisa OBrien Winner Youth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carterton New World Environmental and Sustainability Award: Winner Esther Dijkstra

 

 

Esther Dijkstra Winner Environmental

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carterton District Council Charles Rooking Carter Supreme Award Winner Jan Farr

 

 

Jan Farr Winner Supreme Winner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Congratulations to all nominees, finalists and winners. The contribution these individuals, organisations and businesses make to Carterton is invaluable, and I’m proud our Council can put on a prestigious event that celebrate the work they do for the benefit of our community” said Mayor Greg Lang