Tuesday, 28 June 2022 16:55

Nominations open for Environment Southland Community Awards

Written by  Staff Reporters
Environment Southland are inviting people in the region to enter for the Environment Southland Community Awards. Photo Credit: Paul Sutherland Photography. Environment Southland are inviting people in the region to enter for the Environment Southland Community Awards. Photo Credit: Paul Sutherland Photography.

Nominations are now open for the 26th Environment Southland Community awards.

Recognising Southland’s environmental champions, the awards continue to uncover environmental leaders from throughout Murihiku Southland and celebrate these individuals, businesses, groups and organisations.

Environment Southland chairman Nicol Horrell says the Environment Southland Community Awards play an important role in recognising Southland’s environmental champions.

“We’re incredibly proud of these awards which not only celebrate environmental leadership, innovation and action but inspire it too.

“Last year we reflected on 25 years of our annual awards, with record entries and one of our most successful events yet, and I have no doubt 2022 will continue to recognise people from right across Southland who are going the extra mile for our environment.”

Seven different award categories cater for a range of environmental projects and actions.

The categories include individual, rural, education, community and business. The same project can be nominated in up to two categories.

Projects entered must be either located in Southland, have been developed in Southland or be of demonstrated benefit to the region. People can nominate their own project or another project that makes a positive contribution to the environment.

Winning entries receive a cash prize.

The 2022 winners will be announced at an awards dinner to be held in Invercargill on 10 November.

Nominations close on 29 July.

More like this

Education important to compliance

Looking back on his tenure as chief executive of Environment Southland (ES), Rob Phillips says education has played a ‘real part’ in the relationship between council and farmers.

National

Machinery & Products

New disc cultivator launched

Väderstad has introduced a new disc cultivator – the Carrier XT 425-625 – featuring rotating disc axles, that optimizes results…

JD unlocks its digital system

As a long-term advocate of digital technology, John Deere has taken the route of mass data capture, rather than concentrating…

» The RNG Weather Report

» Latest Print Issues Online

The Hound

Fruitful change?

OPINION: Your canine crusader notes that meat company Silver Fern Farms has undergone quite a refresh over the last few…

All for show?

OPINION: The Hound notes that Fonterra is cashing in on the curent government's largesse with taxpayer money.

» Connect with Rural News

» eNewsletter

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter