The Christchurch City Council will honour 172 individuals, groups and organisations at the final Christchurch earthquake awards next week.
:yes:A man who died after protecting his sister from falling masonry in the February 2011 Christchurch quake will be among those recognised for their heroism, service and kindness at an awards ceremony next week.
Jaime Gilbert will be posthumously honoured in the final Christchurch earthquake awards, to be presented by the city's mayor Bob Parker at a special ceremony next Tuesday.
Mr Gilbert's sister Amy Cooney, along with his two children, will collect the award on his behalf.
Mr Gilbert, who was killed by falling masonry, shielded his sister, ultimately saving her life, as they tried to evacuate the Iconic Bar when the quake struck.
A total of 172 individuals, groups and organisations are set to receive awards.
Miranda Hitchings, a year 13 student at Rangi Ruru Girls' School, will be honoured for her work setting up a soup kitchen to deliver hot food to residents and workers in the hard-hit suburbs of Aranui and Bromley.
Miranda, who was 15 at the time of the quake, gathered together a group of school friends and other volunteers to make soup each morning, which was delivered in vans.
Dr Jeff Brown, who took charge of a makeshift triage centre in Latimer Square, will also receive an award.
Dr Brown, who is based in Palmerston North, was visiting the city to run a course at the time of the quake.
He and his team cared for many of the badly injured from the CTV building and surrounds.
The Christchurch City Council first presented the earthquake awards in February this year.
It was decided to run another round to ensure anyone deserving who missed out the first time had the chance to be nominated.
Acknowledgements: NZN