Station named supreme winner
By Cathy Asplin
Te Awamutu Police Station was singled out for special praise in the 2004 Keep Te Awamutu Beautiful Community Awards.
It picked up the LJ Hooker Supreme Award for Best Kept Premises, which was given out for the first time this year.
Senior Sergeant Dave Simes says the award is very much a tribute to the work done by local resident Bev Thornton.
“She volunteered her services and the station has certainly benefited over the past year. We thank her for her initiative and her efforts. Her work certainly gives the station a nice community touch.”
As winner of the Best Kept Professional Premises the station qualified for the Supreme Award, along with nine other section winners.
Judges from Hamilton commented that the impressive building was practical and attractive from the roadside, the gardens were delightful with thoughtful plantings and the whole area was obviously very well cared for.
“What a difference to other Police stations we have seen - if it were a hotel we‘d be going in to stay!”
The new award was donated by the Te Awamutu office of LJ Hooker.
There were other firsts at this year’s function - the inaugural edible garden section was awarded (see page 5), the community and garden awards were combined for the first time and KNZB character ALB (Anti-Litter Bug) visited for the first time.