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

 


Keep Dunedin Beautiful Visitor Attraction Awards


Keep Dunedin Beautiful Visitor Attraction Awards


Dunedin – The winners of the first Keep Dunedin Beautiful Visitor Attraction Awards have been announced.

On Tuesday, 20 November, three judges visited the participating attractions, which were judged mainly on the first impression their attraction has for visitors. This included the visual appeal of any buildings, gardens, car parks, walkways and window displays from the outside and at reception areas. The judges also inspected the rubbish and recycling facilities and their availability to the public.

There were two categories based on 2011 visitor numbers - category A (under 50,000 visitors), and category B (over 50,000 visitors).

The judges were:

* i-SITE Visitor Centre team leader Louise Van De Vlierd

* DCC Contract Supervisor Peter Moroney

* Keep Dunedin Beautiful co-ordinator Darlene Thomson

The task of deciding winners was difficult as almost all attractions were of a very high standard. The winners are:

Category A

Winner - Orokonui Ecosanctuary

The judges felt that, for such a new attraction, there was an awful lot on offer. They were particularly impressed with the almost ‘no waste to landfill’ policy and the fact that every part of the attraction was in keeping with its ecology, from flax sugar holders to recycled Macrocarpa tables and benches.

Runner up - Lady Thorn Dell

There is just so much to like about this attraction particularly at this time of the year with the rhododendrons at their peak. It is obvious that a lot of care and attention goes into this beautiful unassuming picnic spot. The fact that it is all done by dedicated volunteers only makes the attraction that much more impressive.

Category B Winner - Larnach Castle

This was the stand out winner. ‘Immaculate’ was a word used by one judge and it truly is, from the smallest blade of grass to the stonework on the building. The judges were also impressed by the composting facilities on site.

Ms Thomson says, “Other notable mentions were Fletcher House. It was a real pleasure to visit and see such a well cared for historical property. The same could be said for Carey’s Bay Historic Hotel which also boasts an extensive art collection.

“It was certainly a great day out for the judges, reinforcing the fact that Dunedin is a beautiful place to live and to visit.”

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

'Tea Break Bill' Passes: Gordon Campbell On Bad Labour Laws And Poor Safety

By co-incidence, one of the prime dangers of the government’s new employment relations law has been underlined by the release of the death and injury statistics among workers at New Zealand ports. These are highly profitable enterprises for the port owners.

The Port of Tauranga for instance, is expecting its current full-year profit to be between $78 million and $83 million and other ports are enjoying similar boom times – but they are also highly dangerous places for the people who work on or around the port premises. At the Port of Tauranga, there have been 26 serious accidents since 2011, and two deaths. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

No Charges: Outcome Of Operation Clover Investigation

Police have completed a multi-agency investigation, Operation Clover, into the activities of a group calling themselves “The Roast Busters”. The 12 month enquiry focused on incidents involving allegations of sexual offending against a number of girls in the Waitemata Police district and wider Auckland area... More>>

ALSO:

UNICEF Report: NZ Cautioned On "Stagnating" Child Poverty

An international report by UNICEF has found that child poverty rates in New Zealand have barely changed since 2008, despite similar sized countries significantly reducing child poverty during the recent recession. More>>

ALSO:

Funding Report: Two Pathways For Transport In Auckland

Commissioned by Auckland Council, the group was asked to investigate two possible pathways for raising $300 million per year ($12 billion over 30 years) to pay for the improvements needed to help fix Auckland’s transport system. More>>

ALSO:

Pay Equity: Equal Pay Win In Court Of Appeal

CTU: The Court of Appeal has made a historic decision paving the way for a substantial equal pay claim for aged care workers. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Finishing Line, And Amazon’s Woes

If the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal wasn’t such a serious matter, this would be pretty funny… More>>

ALSO:

TV3 Video: Three Die On Roads Over Labour Weekend

The official holiday period ended at 6am Tuesday, with three deaths on the roads during the Labour Day weekend. More>>

Employment Relations Bill: Govt Strains To Get Tea Break Law Through

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Guns: Police Association Call To Arm Police Full Time

"The new minister gave his view, that Police do not need to be armed, while standing on the forecourt of parliament. The dark irony was that the interview followed immediately after breaking news of a gunman running amok in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa..." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news