Updated: Sep 13, 2022
Our Te Hōnonga a Iwi Restoring Rosedale Park project was named as a finalist in the annual Ngā Tohu Tiaki Taiao a te Koromatua / Mayoral Conservation Awards.
The restoration was one of three finalists in the Innovation category, which recognises projects that have used creativity and initiative, and developed or refined techniques, methods or systems to achieve positive results in their conservation work
The other two finalists in this category were Waiheke Marine Project: Koura - Crayfish Survey and Te Ara Hikoi: Tawhiti SmartCages.
The awards were announced on 13 September and the Innovation category was won by Te Ara Hikoi: Tawhiti SmartCages.
Te Hōnonga a Iwi project co-ordinator Nicky Shave was delighted to be a finalist in the awards.
“It’s a reflection of the innovation and passion all our stakeholders have demonstrated to get this project off the ground and look at new ways to have a positive impact on our local environment.”
The Auckland Council-run awards, now in their fourth year, celebrate the power of community-led conservation and the outstanding work carried out by individuals and groups, despite the challenges they face.
“Through the judging process, I’ve been incredibly inspired to see the extent of conservation mahi by dedicated community members across Tāmaki Makaurau,” says Councillor Richard Hills, Environment and Climate Change Committee chair and a judge of the awards.
“I’ve been impressed with the standard of entries and delighted by the commitment of the conservation community who are passionate about their role at caretakers of the region’s environment.”
Eleven finalists were chosen from 38 nominations across three categories.