Among Rotorua's estimated population of 72,500 people, there are many who work in the background freely giving their time, skills and aroha to help others without batting an eyelid. This in itself is commendable and something to proud of, let alone if someone has been doing it for a number of years. Rotorua Community Hospice recently celebrated those who have been dedicated, long-service volunteers. Shauni James found out more about the volunteers and what keeps them coming back.

A Rotorua organisation has celebrated its long-serving volunteer champions.

Rotorua Community Hospice held its Volunteer Long Service Awards on Wednesday recognising more