KNZB AWARDS PROGRAMME

Our annual Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards celebrate our best towns, cities and local heroes, who lead the way with their outstanding environmental and beautification work.These leaders, individuals or organizations, have exemplified inspiration, vision, innovation, leadership and action for the environment.

Here are the 2015 Award Recipients:

Tidy Kiwi Award - WILLIAM BUTCHER & DON FITZGERALD
The Tidy Kiwi Award recognises and rewards an individual or team who have distinguished themselves as truly extraordinary and serve as an inspiration to us all. The Award honours outstanding and exceptional leadership in litter prevention, waste reduction/recycling and beautification activities.

Ruud Kleinpaste Award - BARRY LUCINSKY
Famed columnist, television personality, entomologist, and former KNZB Patron, Ruud Kleinpaste (aka the “Bug Man”) has used television screens around the world to share his continuing delight and amazement at the richness and complexities of the insect world and championing numerous environmental causes. The Award is given to the KNZB member(s) whose efforts to positively enhance the organisation’s mission and values have gone beyond that of what many volunteer KNZB members may undertake.

Beautiful Towns and Cities Awards - Most Beautiful City - HASTINGS     /      Most Beautiful Large Town - WAIKANAE
These Awards recognise and celebrate positive actions taken by communities in local and urban areas to protect and enhance their local environments. They encompass initiatives as diverse as litter prevention, recycling, protection of the environment, preserving heritage, community action and leadership and environmental sustainability programmes. There are three categories for this Award. Most Beautiful Small Town - 5,000 or less, Most Beautiful Large Town – 5,000 – 20,000 and Most Beautiful City 20,000+.

Best Loo Award - HASTINGS DISTRICT COUNCIL 
This Award recognises the Best Loo in the country.

Community Environmental Initiative Award - KEEP HASTINGS BEAUTIFUL
The Community Environmental Initiative Award annually honours innovative projects that have achieved extraordinary environmental results by harnessing the power of partnership. From large national efforts to small-scale locally based projects, many of New Zealand’s most innovative environmental efforts have succeeded as a result of community collaboration.

Sustainable Schools Award - SOMERFIELD SCHOOL ECO-SCHOOL LEADERS GROUP
The Sustainable Schools Award annually honours a teacher, school or tertiary institution for commitment and practical action to implement sustainable practices and environmental projects which enhance the school and/or community. This award is sponsored by NZ Couriers and the recipient is awarded seed money to fund environmental educational activities and programmes of the teacher, school or tertiary institution (and not for construction costs, general expenses, salaries, bonuses, or other administrative expenses).

Kiwi’s Choice Award - MATAMATA I-SITE VISITOR CENTRE
This award recognises a favourite spot in New Zealand. It is based upon location, facilities available, natural beauty, man-made beauty, cleanliness, popularity, uniqueness.

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