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Pride of Te Awamutu Awards 2004
Recognising Individual Service and Achievement

Te Awamutu Alive presents the second annual Pride of Te Awamutu Awards, held on April 2nd 2004. Twenty two awards were presented, as well as five new additions to the Walk of Fame.

Walk of Fame Inductees, from left:
Mike and Doug Tamaki (tourism), Oscar Natzke (opera, represented by Mary Natzke), Tony Kay (polo).
Not pictured: Joey Allen (Yachting) and John Morgan (Missionary). See below for more photos.

MC for the evening was Judi Cantlon. The programme included part two of local historian Bill Neill's presentation covering early Te Awamutu, and an address from Mayor Alan Livingston. Guest speaker Monica Leggat entertained with anecdotes from her years as a netball player and administrator, and emphasised the importance of recognising high achievements.

The aim of the Pride of Te Awamutu Award Ceremony is to say thank you and well done to current and past residents of Te Awamutu and environs. Any person who has gained achievement and success in any field, activity, action or enterprise is eligible for award nomination.

The results are as follows:

Pride of Te Awamutu

Paul Hobbs
New Years Honours List

Ruth Taylor-Lucas
Services to Scouting

Karen Howard
Services to Guiding

Charles Taylor
Services to the Community

Ray Spence
Services to the Arts

Khoti Clements
Success in Academia

Beverley Bryant
Services to Music

George Brooks
Services to Music

Trevor Tonks
Services to the Community

Wilksbrooke Motors
Success in Business

Te Awamutu Motors
Success in Business

Neal Webb
Services to Sports

Ian Campbell
Success in Sports

Carla Hohepa
Success in Sports

Laura Langman
Success in Sports

Shay Oliver
Success in Sports

Peter Latham
Success in Sports

Daniel Murtagh
Success in Sports

Steven Toms
Success in Sports

John Austin Contracting
Success in Business
Pop n Good Popcorn
Success in Business

Hodgson Motors
Long Service in Business

Rev John Morgan

Oscar Natzke

Tony Kay

Joey Allen

Mike and Doug Tamaki