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Mayor Congratulates NZer of the Year – Environment

Mayor Congratulates New Zealander of the Year – Environment

Waitakere Mayor Bob Harvey says he is delighted EcoMatters Environmental Trust chief executive Gretchen Schubeck has been named North and South Magazine’s New Zealander of the Year – Environment.

Waitakere City Council is a key partner and major funder of the New Lynn-based trust which employs 21 people and advises people on environmental and household-sustainability efforts.

Schubeck became the CEO in 2003 and, in announcing her the category winner, the magazine paid tribute to her clear, commanding presentations of the organisation’s capabilities and aims, her innovative projects and her attempts to extend EcoMatters’ efforts to other Auckland cities.

“EcoMatters and Gretchen do unique work in this country and Waitakere would not be an Eco City without their efforts,” said Mayor Harvey.

“They are an invaluable partner and I am absolutely delighted Gretchen has received this accolade.”

EcoMatters and the Waitakere City Council signed a partnership statement in October.


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