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

 


Pride of NZ Regional Winner

Pride of NZ Regional Winner

NZ Landcare Trust's Landcare Ambassador Todd Hamilton from Whangarei Heads is one of the regional winners of the Pride of New Zealand 2014 Awards. Todd won the Upper North Island 'Environmental Award' for his tireless work helping to protect and regenerate kiwi populations in the Whangarei Heads region of Northland over the last 15 years.

Todd's family accepted his award on his behalf at an Auckland based event held on August 4. Son Jack Hamilton said the family was incredibly proud of his father's work, which he had grown up to know about since he was a boy.

In addition Todd is now in the running for the Peoples Choice Awards - offers an opportunity for the public to vote for their TSB Bank People Choice winner. Voting has already started and the results will be revealed at a National Award Ceremony in September.

Todd is the project manager of the Whangarei Heads Landcare Forum and is a trained kiwi handler. He liaises with members of the local community to carry out feral cat and stoat control. That work has helped to ensure a dramatic increase in kiwi chick survival.

It was this dedicated community conservation work carried out by both Todd and his partner Helen Moodie that resulted in their NZ Landcare Trust Landcare Ambassador Award in 2012. They were involved in founding the Whangarei Heads Landcare Forum over a decade ago, bringing together nine landcare groups to work together to protect a unique environment and the more than 50 species of threatened plants and animals found there. In 2001, there were just 80 North Island Brown Kiwi remaining in the Whangarei Heads, and each year that number dropped further. Now it is estimated that there are around 500 kiwi in the area.

This work is now part of a larger scale initiative called Kiwi Coast which aims to further extend the range of kiwi in Northland.

More information about all the regional winners including Todd Hamilton can be found on the Pride of New Zealand 2014 Awards website: http://prideofnzawards.co.nz/peopleschoice. The site also gives you the opportunity to vote in the Peoples Choice Award.

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