Congratulations to Sandra and Fonz, winners of our Tidy Kiwi Volunteers of the Month (June 2022)

Congratulations to Sandra and Alfonso Hehei, winners of our Tidy Kiwi Volunteers of the Month for June.
This amazing husband/wife duo have been working tirelessly as the kaitiaki – guardians and conservers – of their community of Mangonui in the Far North.
Fonz (as he’s known) and Sandra work hard to make a difference, with their tamariki and mokopuna (grandchildren) in mind.
They’re often on clean ups, including on council rubbish collection days, when pests rip open and scatter the contents of bags; educating the community about the need to protect local dotterel nesting areas; and organising working bees to tidy up their urupa (cemetery). The whole whanau also help pick up litter from their scenic beaches, showing that Sandra and Fonz’s kaitiakitanga – guardianship of the environment – is being instilled with the next generation too.
Whakamihi, congratulations! As this month’s Tidy Kiwi Volunteer of the Month, Sandra and Fonz will receive a Keep New Zealand Beautiful merchandise pack and a Resene paint voucher – along with being automatically nominated for the Tidy Kiwi Award at our next Beautiful Awards! Plus, thanks to Stand Desk we have four desks to give away this year to our Tidy Kiwi Volunteer of the Month winners – we’ll draw a winner for this every three months.

Nominate a Tidy Kiwi here.

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