The Collective of REAPs – semi-finalists for 2023 Community of the Year!


REAPs are collectively semi-finalists for the 2023 Community of the Year!

The Mitre 10 New Zealand Community of the Year is given to the Communities that have shown the best of community spirit and who together have made an outstanding impact on the communities they serve.  Their achievements enhance the social, economic, cultural or environmental prosperity of New Zealanders.

REAP Aotearoa is a collective of 13 local organisations that exist in rural communities around the country. Each REAP (Rural Education Activities Programmes) works within its respective community to deliver education and whānau focused programmes and services that would often be more easily accessible in urban centres.

For many people in rural communities, REAPs are “go-to” organisations, dedicated to finding accessible solutions to a diverse range of needs. Whether it’s tackling the aftermath of big weather events, distributing kai over lockdown or even supporting individual whānau in need, REAPs across New Zealand are on hand for trusted, considered and often life-changing support.

Congratulations to all the semi-finalists in the category.

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