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Hawke’s Bay Environment Action Awards

Submitted by on October 9, 2011 – 7:18 pm

Hawkes Bay Regional Council

For more information and to apply for an award visit the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council website

The Environment Action Awards are held every two years to celebrate people and organisations in Hawke’s Bay who care for their environment and take action on sustainable homes.


The awards are jointly supported by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, Napier City Council, Hastings District Council, the Department of Conservation and Wairoa and Central Hawke’s Bay District Councils.

Entries or nominations for the 2011 Environmental Action Awards close on 20 October 2011 with the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council.

The categories are:

Outstanding Contribution to the Environment Award: For a high level of environmental or conservation leadership, at the level of a “lifetime achievement award”.

Local Environment Action Fund (LEAF) Project Excellence Award: For an individual or group who has applied for funding through the Local Environmental Action Fund and progressed or completed their small-project goals with excellence.

Sus’d Programme Excellence Award: For a family, group or marae who have made significant progress in running a sustainable home/s and property, including people in Hastings’ Sus’d programme.

DOC Catherine Tiffen Volunteer Award: For individuals and groups who have demonstrated a significant contribution to conservation and the environment through their voluntary efforts. Open to all volunteers, not just DOC volunteers.

DOC Natural History, Heritage Conservation Award: For individuals and groups who have demonstrated a significant commitment in encouraging the protection and cultivation of the natural fauna, flora and/or historic values within Hawke’s Bay.

Community Environment Award: For a high level of development of environmental projects in urban and rural areas, covering such areas as wetlands, bush regeneration and water quality.

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