BEAUTIFUL AWARDS WINNERS

The Keep New Zealand Beautiful "Beautiful Awards" were held on Saturday October 15th at the Hilton Hotel in Auckland.  We are pleased to announce the 2016 Keep New Zealand Beautiful Award Finalists and Recipients.

TIDY KIWI AWARD
Finalists:

  • Allan Muntz
  • Morgan Educare
  • Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust – Graffiti Team
  • Lyn and Graham Pearson

Winner:

  • Allan Muntz

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

Finalists:

  • Colin Brown
  • Humphrey Calkin
  • Roy Hewson

Winner:

  • Colin Brown

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.

YOUNG LEGEND AWARD

Winner:

  • Joanna Tao

The Young Legend Award honours an outstanding volunteer under the age of 18. This exceptional young man or woman will have demonstrated remarkable leadership and outreach in his or her community through work in the areas of litter prevention, waste reduction/recycling promotion and beautification.

BEAUTIFUL TOWNS & CITIES AWARD

Most Beautiful Large Town

Winner:  

  • Feilding

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.

BEST LOO AWARD

Winner:     

  • Ruapehu District Council – Waiouru
  • This Award recognises the Best Loo in the country.

COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVE AWARD

Finalists:

  • Sustainable Whanganui Trust
  • Upper Hutt City Council
  • Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust

Winner:

  • Sustainable Whanganui Trust

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

Finalists:

  • Eastern Hutt School
  • Clifton Terrace School
  • Morgan Educare

Winner:    

  • Eastern Hutt School

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 New Zealand 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).

KIWIS CHOICE AWARD

Winner:

  • Gisborne District Council – Oneroa Walkway

This award recognises a favourite spot in New Zealand. It is based upon location, facilities available, natural beauty, man-made beauty, cleanliness, popularity, uniqueness.
enhance the organisation’s mission and values have gone beyond that of what many volunteer KNZB members may undertake.

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