The Kauri Rescue team were awarded a Judge's Commendation for the Rātā Award at the recent Love Your Place Awards hosted by Ecomatters and the Waitākere Ranges Local Board. The list of other groups in our category was immense and it was really inspiring to see so many people out there working so hard to protect the environment.
The citizens we work with, who are now playing instrumental roles in the running of the programme at the local level are the true winners of this award - particularly Dr Mels Barton and Ngaire Kingsbury and the many local ambassadors that are now enrolling in the programme and assisting with the monitoring and the promotion of the programme.
Kauri Rescue is a model for successful community engagement and the award is recognition and endorsement of our collaborative approach and we are truely honoured to have received it.
Photo below from left: Dr Mels Barton, Kauri Rescue Junior Ambassador Thomas Forest Dawson and Ngaire Kingsbury collecting the award for the Kauri Rescue Team.
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