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


Record entries for community environmental awards


Record entries for community environmental awards

Friday 13 October 2006

A Bay of Plenty award for community environmental work has received more entries than ever before.

Environment Bay of Plenty’s annual environmental awards received 37 entries this year, twice as many as last year.

“More and more people want to get involved and make a difference,” says the regional council’s operations committee chairman Bill Cleghorn. “We can see by the standard of the entries that many are totally dedicated to it, and are doing excellent work for the environment - most of it voluntary. These awards give us the opportunity to acknowledge them for their fantastic efforts.”

Awards coordinator Sheree Phillips says the steep rise in entries is partly due to the addition of the council’s environmental journalism awards, which are usually held at a different time of year.

“We’ve received entries from all over the Bay of Plenty, from individuals, community groups, schools and businesses. People seem very keen to work either on their own or as part of a team, where they can utilise everyone’s skills and knowledge to the best effect.”

The type of work ranged from pest control to re-vegetation to environmental education.

Entries for the Environmental Awards closed on Friday 6 October. An awards ceremony will be held in Environment Bay of Plenty’s Whakatane office later this year.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


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>>


Corrections Corrected: Supreme Court Rules On Release Dates

Corrections has always followed the lawful rulings of the Court in its calculation of sentence release dates. On four previous occasions, the Court of Appeal had upheld Corrections’ practices in calculating pre-sentence detention. More>>


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>>


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>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>


Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news