Kurt Bayer

Kurt Bayer is an APNZ reporter based in Christchurch.

Flat Man, Quake Kid to receive awards

Flat Man and Quake Kid will receive the last award of the night for their help after the February 22 quake. Photo / APN
Flat Man and Quake Kid will receive the last award of the night for their help after the February 22 quake. Photo / APN

Incredible acts of bravery, generosity and community spirit will be recognised at the second, and final, Christchurch Earthquake Awards in the city tomorrow night.

A total of 172 individuals, groups and organisations will receive awards at the special ceremony, including members of the public who pulled people from collapsed buildings during the killer February 22 earthquake.

Awards will also be handed out to people who helped in the emergency effort or were involved in community initiatives in the wake of the disaster.

The last award of the night will go to masked student superheroes Flat Man, and his sidekick Quake Kid, who donated 'relief boxes' to students and those in need.

The council presented the first round of earthquake awards on the first anniversary of the disaster and decided to run another round to ensure anyone deserving who missed out last time had the opportunity to be nominated.

Mayor Bob Parker, who will present the awards, was pleased the city has the chance to recognise earthquake heroes in the community.

"We wanted everyone deserving to have the chance to be recognised for their selfless acts.

"Many people in our community went above and beyond the call of duty to help others and we hope this final round of awards has given everyone the chance to nominate people they think should receive an award."

A full list of recipients can be found here.

- APNZ

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