NOMINATED for her humanitarian work, primarily as a driving
NOMINATED for her humanitarian work, primarily as a driving force of the Kyogle Reconciliation Group, and her support of community members in crisis and need, Ruth Haig was awarded the 2014 Kyogle Australia Day Citizen of the Year Award.
In recognising Mrs Haig's contribution to the community, in her mayoral address, Danielle Mulholland paid tribute to the tireless partnership contributions of Ruth Haig with Aunty Patsy Bundjalum Nagas and Helen Flower (both recently deceased) in encouraging indigenous people to feel they can play an important part in a safe country.
This year saw special Lifetime Achievement Awards, in recognition of a lifetime contribution to the development of community and active participation in citizenship go to Jim and Clare Hurley and to Olive Burton.
Young Citizen of the Year - Jasmyn Carr
Sport & Recreation-over 18 - Lachlan Crawter (contribution to );
Sport & Recreation -under 18 - Marty Ferguson
Community Programs & Activities - Noelle Lyndon Way
Business Community - Jim & Kay Crawter
Enhancing Children's Participation in the Community - Ian Judd
Creative Industry - Drama in a Rural Town Program