Nominations sought for 50th celebration awards

Thursday December 18, 2014 Written by Published in Culture
Mark Brown pictured here with prominent Cook Islands and NZ MP Alfred Ngaro is calling for nominations for 50th celebration awards. Mark Brown pictured here with prominent Cook Islands and NZ MP Alfred Ngaro is calling for nominations for 50th celebration awards.

Minister of Finance Mark Brown is calling for nominations for a series of special awards to celebrate 50 years of development next year. 

The award winners will be announced at a special dinner with the country’s development partners during the Development Partners Meeting in February. The awards and meeting will be among many special events taking place next year to celebrate half a century of self-government in the Cook Islands. 

There are seven categories in the awards, which include Five Best Decade Development Awards for each of the decades for 1965-2014, Supreme development 1965 – 2015, and a People’s Choice award. 

“The 2015 Development Awards will recognise the country’s best development achievements over the last fifty years. These awards will honour organisations, individuals and the public and private sector for their efforts in creating positive change in the Cook Islands.” Minister Brown said. 

Nomination forms are online at www.mfem.gov.ck or can be collected from the Development Coordination Division offices. 

Winners will be recognised at the Development Partner’s Meeting awards dinner on February 10.

Over the last four years the government has hosted an annual meeting to allow Cook Islands government, civil society and private sector development partners to meet and mix with international development partners. 

The big meeting will be centred on the National Auditorium and the Pa Enua hostels, with meetings and functions spread around the auditorium precinct.  

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