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

 

Keep New Zealand Beautiful Announce Winners At This Year’s Beautiful Awards

Keep New Zealand Beautiful have announced the winners of this year’s Beautiful Awards at a virtual awards ceremony this evening.

Individuals, businesses, communities, schools and New Zealand’s most beautiful towns and cities were all celebrated.

The Most Beautiful Towns & Cities finalists were judged by Keep New Zealand Beautiful CEO Heather Saunderson and award-winning journalist and wellness expert Rachel Grunwell.

Hastings reigned supreme on the night taking out both Most Beautiful Large Town and the Supreme Towns & Cities Award, winning a community mural valued up to $10,000, thanks to award sponsor Resene.

“Out of all the towns and cities we visited, Hastings ranked the highest for community beautification but also excelled across every other criteria, making it the clear winner of the Supreme Award,” said Keep New Zealand Beautiful CEO Heather Saunderson.

The winner of the hotly contested Most Beautiful City was shared this year, with Hamilton being awarded Most Beautiful Large City and Whanganui Most Beautiful Small City.

Saunderson said Whanganui and Hamilton are both very similar. “They are both river cities, they have a huge focus on the arts and beautification, and both have well established top-of-the-line recycling facilities. The only tangible difference between the two is scale, so we decided to do something a bit different this year and award them both with the Most Beautiful City award.”

The award for Most Beautiful Large Town went to Hastings and Most Beautiful Small Town went to Arrowtown.

Judge Rachel Grunwell said: “It has been an honour to be a guest judge for this year’s Beautiful Awards. It’s been hugely enjoyable to explore our back yard while talking to community groups and organisations about the work they are doing to keep this country beautiful. The range of initiatives shows that no matter how big or small, every effort in minimising litter in New Zealand is important and makes a difference, and I personally find it very inspiring.”

Presented by TV personality Pio Terei, ten other awards were presented at the ceremony to individuals, businesses, schools, communities and places to celebrate their environmental excellence across New Zealand.

“This year Covid-19 has shifted the global landscape, and its long-term effects remain unclear. Celebrating environmental excellence, small wins and beautiful behaviour, whether personal or professional, is now more important than ever. Keep New Zealand Beautiful has decided to change tack and this year we are recognising all of our individual finalists for the amazing work that they have undertaken over the past twelve months. This will be the new structure for all future award ceremonies moving forward.,” says Saunderson.

A full list of winners can be viewed below or on our website.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Whether We Should Be Betting Quite So Heavily On Astra Zeneca’s Covid Vaccine

According to this week’s Speech from the Throne, maintaining public safety during the pandemic will remain the government’s top priority. Next year will (hopefully) bring the rolling out of a free vaccination against Covid-19 to New Zealander. Currently, there are three possible vaccine contenders but the effectiveness of the vaccine will be only one of the factors determining which vaccine will pre-dominate. On the basis of the cost per dose, and the ease of manufacture, storage and distribution, the Astra Zeneca/Oxford University vaccine will almost certainly be the prime choice for New Zealand, at least initially... More>>

 

New Zealand Government: Speech From The Throne

It is my privilege to exercise the prerogative of Her Majesty the Queen and open the 53rd Parliament.
In the October election, New Zealanders elected a majority Government for the first time under our Mixed Member Proportional electoral system... More>>

Grant Robertson: Government To Review Housing Settings

New Zealand’s stronger-than-expected economic performance has flowed through to housing demand, so the Government will review housing settings to improve access to the market, the Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced today. “Our focus More>>

ALSO:

Law Commission: Recommends New DNA Laws For Criminal Investigations

Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission today released a report that recommends a new, comprehensive regime to control how DNA is obtained, used and retained for criminal investigations. The report has revealed significant gaps in the operation ... More>>

ALSO:


New Zealand Government: To Declare A Climate Emergency

The Government will declare a climate emergency next week, Climate Change Minister James Shaw said today. “We are in the midst of a climate crisis that will impact on nearly every aspect of our lives and the type of planet our children will inherit ... More>>

ALSO:

Economy: Crown Accounts Reflect Govt’s Careful Economic Management

The better-than-expected Crown accounts released today show the Government’s careful management of the COVID-19 health crisis was the right approach to support the economy. As expected, the Crown accounts for the year to June 2020 show the operating balance ... More>>

ALSO:

Green Party: Announce Portfolio Reshuffle With Talented And Energised Caucus Team

“The Green Party caucus offers a breadth of talent and energy to the Parliament this term. In ten MPs you have a small business owner, a human rights lawyer, an academic, a climate negotiator, a transport planner, and so much more”, Green Party ... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels