Health awards put on hold due to virus


9 September 2021 


The coronavirus pandemic has claimed another casualty, with Whanganui’s health awards being postponed till next year.


The 2021 Whanganui District Health Quality Awards – Te Tohu Rangatira – were due to be celebrated at a ceremony at Whanganui racecourse on 1 October.


However, the uncertainty created by the latest community outbreak has forced the decision to postpone the awards until early 2022.


The awards are organised by Whanganui District Health Board but open to every individual and organisation and celebrate those working to benefit the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities, including non-clinical and volunteers.


The health awards are still open for entries and will remain so till 31 December. Details and application forms can be found on Whanganui DHB’s website --