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Nominations are now open for the annual awards which recognise achievements of special significance that benefit Southland’s environment.
Judges are looking for people and projects that enhance, protect and showcase Southland’s environment, says judge, Graham Sevicke-Jones, director of science and information at Environment Southland.
“Every year the judges are impressed by the calibre and variety of entries, and this is a great opportunity to acknowledge the effort people put in to looking after and nurturing the amazing natural environment we have in Southland.
Seven different award categories cater for all kinds of environmental projects and activities. The categories are individual, farming, school, community group, commercial, innovator and achiever. 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 sponsored prizes that include cash, travel, native plants or financial services.
Award nominations close on 17 August. More information can be found on the Environment Southland website www.es.govt.nz/envawards18
Nominations can be made online at: http://www.surveymoz.com/s/B38Q5/