St John awards 'deserved'

At the annual St John awards Wakatipu ceremony on Friday night are (from left)  Pat Paulin,...
At the annual St John awards Wakatipu ceremony on Friday night are (from left) Pat Paulin, Jessica Patch, Julie Hughes, Dawn Roff, Debbie Turnbull, Alex Taylor and Maxine Murdoch. Photos by James Beech.
From left, St John senior order member Ian Rae, ambulance officer Jeanette Anderson, Wakatipu...
From left, St John senior order member Ian Rae, ambulance officer Jeanette Anderson, Wakatipu area committee chairman Marty Black, Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden and operations team manager Kelvin Perriman.

Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden said awards presented to St John personnel at the annual Wakatipu awards ceremony on Friday night were ''well deserved''.

''We're proud and grateful to have St John part of the community, from attendance at events to responding to emergencies,'' she told volunteers, staff and guests from around the district.

The presentation began in the ambulance station in Frankton with certificates presented to Pat Paulin, Maxine Murdoch and Dawn Roff for three years' service, Alex Taylor (six),

Debbie Turnbull

(12), Wakatipu area committee chairman Marty Black (22), operations team manager Kelvin Perriman (22) and ambulance officer Jeanette Anderson (27).

Julie Hughes was praised for her fundraising work, specifically securing $45,000 from the Central Lakes Trust towards a new ambulance for Glenorchy, and Vicki Buckham was thanked for her work with the SkyCity Queenstown Casino Community Trust.

Area executive officer Jessica Patch was presented with the Heart of the Station award.

Add a Comment

Our journalists are your neighbours

We are the South's eyes and ears in crucial council meetings, at court hearings, on the sidelines of sporting events and on the frontline of breaking news.

As our region faces uncharted waters in the wake of a global pandemic, Otago Daily Times continues to bring you local stories that matter.

We employ local journalists and photographers to tell your stories, as other outlets cut local coverage in favour of stories told out of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

You can help us continue to bring you local news you can trust by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter