Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Environmental Awards Down To Short List

Nominations received for this year’s Christchurch City Council annual environmental awards have been whittled down to a short list.

Judges will make an inspection of the short-listed entries on Friday 17 August before deciding on winners in three categories of the Built Environment, the Natural Environment and Services to the Environment.

This is the fourth year of the awards and the winners will be announced and presented with special medallions and certificates at a ceremony in the Our City premises, Municipal Chambers, at the corner of Oxford Terrace and Worcester Boulevard on Friday 28 September.

The awards are made by the City Council on the recommendation of the Environment Committee that is advised by a special panel.

The chairwoman of the committee, Cr. Anna Crighton, says the awards recognise outstanding contributions to the city’s built, natural and services to the environment.

In the first year of the awards Peacock Springs and Christ’s College were winners and in 1999 the Broadoaks housing subdivision, Riccarton Bush and the Summit Road Society were winners. Last year the winners were: Services to the Environment - Christchurch Beautifying Association; Built – New Brighton Pier and Library; and Natural – McLeans Island Recreational Area.

The number of entries for this year’s awards exceeded those of previous years.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Pike River: Mine Drift Re-Entry Plan To Proceed

The Pike River Mine Drift will be re-entered, Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little announced today.

“I’ve decided the Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau Mā Iwa - Pike River Recovery Agency, recommended course of action to enter the drift, using the existing access tunnel, is by far the safest option,” said Andrew Little...

“The advice I have received indicates that it is likely to be around February before the re-entry proper gets underway, by breaching the 30m seal.” More>>

 

Appointments: New High Commissioner To Australia Announced

“Dame Annette King needs no introduction given her long running career as a parliamentarian where she has previously held a number senior Cabinet portfolios, including Justice, Police and Health. She also was Parliament’s longest serving female MP with 30 years’ service,” said Mr Peters. More>>

ALSO:

Rebuilding: Silvia Cartwright To Lead Inquiry Into EQC

“The inquiry will be the first of its kind under the Public Inquiries Act 2013 and will have all the powers of a Royal Commission, be independent of Government and make its report directly to the Governor-General. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Royal Commission Into Child Abuse

Obviously, it is good news that the coalition government has broadened the scope of its Royal Commission into the abuse of children, beyond its previous focus on children in state care. More>>

ALSO:

Cases Delayed: Court Staff Refuse To Handle Sentencing Papers

Dozens of court cases have reportedly been delayed, as court staff escalate industrial action at two Auckland courts by enforcing a ban on handling sentencing papers. More>>

ALSO:

Education: Primary Teachers Rolling Strikes

RNZ Report: More than 100,000 primary school students in Auckland will be home from school today as teachers and principals walk off the job for the second time this year. It's the start of a week of rolling one-day strikes around the country, after the collapse of contract negotiations last Thursday. More>>

ALSO:

"Process Was Sound": Inquiry Into Haumaha Appointment Released

The Inquiry’s purpose was to examine, identify, and report on the adequacy of the process that led to the appointment. It found the process was sound and no available relevant information was omitted. More>>

ALSO:

Govt Loses In Supreme Court: Call For Debate On Prisoners' Right To Vote

The court earlier this week upheld a High Court decision which found that a law restricting a prisoner's right to vote was inconsistent with the Bill of Rights. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels