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

 


Record entries for environmental awards

MEDIA RELEASE

Record entries for environmental awards

For immediate release: Tuesday 31 August 2004

An annual award, which celebrates the Bay of Plenty’s environmental heroes, has attracted a record number of entries this year.

Environment Bay of Plenty’s Environmental Awards have received 33 nominations for individuals, community groups, educational organisations and businesses from all over the region. The total includes four nominations by council staff for a new category for resource consent holders. Last year’s event had 23 entries.

Awards coordinator Sheree Phillips was again astounded by the high quality and diversity of nominations. “Every year, it’s the same,” she says. “These awards highlight the number people in our community who are working very hard to make a real difference to the environment. They are all success stories – and they are all fantastic.”

Some of the groups and organisations nominated are involved in recycling, pest control work, composting initiatives or the sharing of environmental knowledge. Geographically, they cover the whole region, from Waihi Beach in the western Bay of Plenty to Rotorua to the Motu River up the East Cape. Many also involve people of all ages.

Environment Bay of Plenty introduced a new category this year to recognise consent holders that exceeded the council’s compliance requirements. The other categories are for individuals, community groups and educational organisations.

Awards will be presented at a council meeting on September 23.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>

ALSO:

More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news