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Ministerial Awards for Civil Defence Emergency Management

Background
The Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Awards Programme was introduced by the Minister of Civil Defence in 2009 to recognise career and volunteer personnel within the New Zealand CDEM sector. The Programme also serves to raise awareness of CDEM efforts across New Zealand.

CDEM Awards intended for those people, group or organisations that have made significant contributions to CDEM in New Zealand and deserve recognition at the national level. Both paid and volunteer personnel are eligible for the CDEM Awards.

The CDEM Awards are designed to complement exiting awards available for contributions to CDEM including New Zealand Royal Honours and Mayoral awards. There will be two types of awards available.

For contributions to CDEM in New Zealand
CDEM Gold Award: for outstanding contributions to CDEM in New Zealand; and
CDEM Silver Award: for important contributions to CDEM in New Zealand.

Image of Ministerial Awards for contributions to CDEM in New Zealand

For long service
CDEM Award: for at least ten years CDEM service at the local or national level.



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Nominations
A nomination can be submitted by any person who is familiar with the contribution of the individual or organisation being submitted. An individual cannot nominate himself/herself, but can nominate the organisation with which he or she is affiliated. Nominations should be supported by a chief executive. Nominations are to be made using the appropriate application form and are to be submitted to the Director of CDEM. Details of the nomination and any supporting evidence should be attached to the nomination form.

All nominations for CDEM Gold and Silver Awards must use plain language to outline to the Minister of Civil Defence what the nominee has done and how the contribution has helped CDEM in New Zealand. The outcome and the process of the contribution must be described and substantiated.

A call for nominations for CDEM Gold and Silver Awards for contributions to CDEM will be made in March each year and all nominations should be received by the Director of CDEM by 31 July.
Download the nomination form for CDEM Gold and Silver Awards (Doc)

For nominations for the CDEM Award for Long Service, the provision of a current biographical sketch, including dates and details of active participation in CDEM, and any other awards or honours earned by the nominee, is required. Nominations for the CDEM Award for Long Service should be received by the Director of CDEM by 1 March in each year for presentation over the following year.
Download the nomination form for CDEM Award for Long Service (Doc)

Award recipients

2013 Gold and Silver CDEM Awards
2012 Gold and Silver CDEM Awards
Bay of Plenty
Manukau City and Napier City
Taranaki region