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Last chance to nominate Waitākere’s environmental champions

The West Auckland community has just one week left to make their nominations for the Love Your Place Awards 2018, which recognise volunteers, businesses and schools making a positive impact on the environment in the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area.

Environmentally-conscious school kids, ecological restoration neighbourhood groups and waste-minimising champions are just some of the nominees so far.

The eligible area extends from Whatipu and Titirangi in the south, to Waitākere and O’Neill Bay in the north. It includes Glen Eden, Oratia and Swanson.

The five award categories are:
Denise Yates Award: for youth (under 16) showing emerging leadership around local environmental issues
Karaka Award: for a school or school group taking action on a local environmental issue
Nīkau Award: for a business or social enterprise making a contribution to improve the environment
Rātā Award: for an outstanding volunteer group or organisation taking action on a local environmental issue
Kahikatea Award: for an outstanding individual volunteer taking action on a local environmental issue

Nominations can be made at www.ecomatters.org.nz/nominate before 17 September 2018.

The Love Your Place Awards Night will be held at the Titirangi War Memorial Hall on Thursday 27 September 2018 at 6.30pm. There is no charge for attending but an RSVP is required at www.ecomatters.org.nz/nominate

The Love Your Place Awards 2018 are funded by the Waitākere Ranges Local Board and organised and hosted by EcoMatters Environment Trust.

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