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H2O Xtream TeenBoard Gains National Recognition

H2O Xtream TeenBoard Gains National Recognition and Bike the Trail Event is Highly Commended

Upper Hutt City Council’s Recreation Services team received two awards for outstanding contributions to the parks and recreation industry at the annual New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) conference on Tuesday 3 November 2009.

H2O Xtream’s TeenBoard was nominated in the Outstanding Project category. It was recognised that since its creation, the TeenBoard has continuously evolved and is a highly valued and sustainable community project. Although the project missed out on the top award, the TeenBoard did receive the only highly commended in its category.

NZRA chief executive, Brendon Ward, said: “the standard of this year’s nominations was extremely high and not only did they meet our criteria - but they showed innovation, commitment and passion for their work.”

A joint collaboration between Upper Hutt, Hutt City and Greater Wellington Region Council’s took out a highly commended award in the Outstanding Event of the Year category, for February’s annual Bike the Trail event. The event has grown since its inception and proves successful collaborations between city councils are possible and can deliver award-winning successes.

“It’s that kind of attitude that leads to great results, not just for those in the industry – although all our winners are inspirational – but for the New Zealand public who experience and benefit from their work.” Mr Ward added.

Recreation Services Manager, Alison Law said: “Upper Hutt City certainly punches above its weight at a national level and I am particularly proud that the team here has been recognized for the work they do.”


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