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2023 Western Bay Community Awards

This March we have had the absolute pleasure of working alongside the wonderful people at TECT to produce the Western Bay Community Awards for 2023! These awards recognise the hard work and dedication of the Western Bay of Plenty’s philanthropic community.

The Awards are organised by TECT, a community-focused trust, they provide support for local initiatives, facilities and events that bring vibrancy, connectedness, growth and economic benefits to the Western Bay of Plenty and Tauranga regions. 

“It is wonderful to be involved again as an Event Mentor and Support person for the Western Bay Community Awards in 2023. These Awards are a wonderful celebration of the community sector here in the Western Bay of Plenty. Acknowledging individuals and organisations for the significant work they undertake week in, week out to make our community a thriving place for all.” - Natalie, PomPom Founding Partner

This year's categories include:

  • Event Excellence Award – recognising an event that has excelled in bringing our community together.

  • Sustainable Future Award – recognising a group that demonstrates climate-related practices, either through projects that protect or improve the environment, or sustainability-focused thinking and action within the organisation’s operations.

  • Diversity and Inclusion Award – recognising an innovative initiative which supports diversity and inclusion within our community.

  • Heart of the Community Award – recognising a group that has gone above and beyond business as usual to support a thriving, caring and connected community.

  • Youth Spirit Award – recognising an individual under 25 who embodies community spirit through their contribution to the community.

  • Volunteer of the Year Award – recognising an individual who has made a significant contribution to the community.

  • Peoples Choice Award

  • Lifetime Service Award

The work these community groups and individuals do in the Western Bay of Plenty community, is nothing short of inspiring and being able to acknowledge and celebrate their achievements on the stage at a live event is wonderful to be a part of.

As a business that works with a lot of charities, we understand the day-to-day struggles these groups and individuals face and overcome. Being able to bring together an event that celebrates this hard work is something that the PomPom team are incredibly proud of!

Keep an eye out on our socials for updates from the event!


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