Keeping Dunedin beautiful

Bayfield High School pupils Alex Moore (17, left) and Patrick Gibbons (17) accept the Dunedin...
Bayfield High School pupils Alex Moore (17, left) and Patrick Gibbons (17) accept the Dunedin Amenities Society Best School Project Award from Karitane upoko of Kati Huirapa Runaka ki Puketeraki David Ellison at the Keep Dunedin Beautiful Community Awards on Tuesday. PHOTOS: SIMON HENDERSON
Since its beginnings as part of the Anti-Litter Council in the 1960s, Keep Dunedin Beautiful has worked selflessly, says Dunedin’s mayor.

Speaking at the Keep Dunedin Beautiful Community Awards on Tuesday, Mayor Aaron Hawkins said the group had grown tremendously since the ’60s and was one of the city’s most valuable beautification and sustainability programmes.

"We really appreciate the commitment of volunteers who make this programme so successful because without them it wouldn’t exist."

Schools, community groups and individuals were celebrated on Tuesday at the awards ceremony at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

RESULTS

Spirals Consultancy Sustainable Business Award

Winner:

 - Dunedin Bowling Club for providing fresh and cheap meals through its food truck.

Highly commended:

 - Holy Cow

Commended:

 - Taste Nature

 - Dunedin Craft Distillery

Nik Hurring wins The Pod award for Individual Excellence.
Nik Hurring wins The Pod award for Individual Excellence.
The Pod Award for Individual Excellence

Winner:

 - Nik Hurring for her involvement in rehabilitation and release of kereru , New Zealand’s native pigeon.

Highly commended:

 - Rachel Burnett

Commended:

 - Violet Campbell-Collins

 - Antonia Wood

 - Bruce Mahalski

 - Joy and Charlie Pringle

 - Kate Moss-Mason

 - Kristen Bracey and Kamua Taurua Community

 - Amelia Jory

Taylor Community Pride Shield Award

Winner:

 - Otokia Creek and Marsh Habitat Trust for its work regenerating the saltwater marsh in Brighton.

Highly commended:

 - Hawksbury Lagoon Inc.

Commended:

 - Our Sea Our Future Dunedin

 - OneCoast

 - The Valley Project

 - Dunedin Homeschoolers United

 - SEA Otepoti

 - Popopo

 - Halo Project

Dunedin Amenities Society Best School Project Award

Winner:

 - Bayfield High School for its regular clean-up around the Andersons Bay area and Portsmouth Drive, as well as sustainable initiatives including making seed balls, beeswax wraps and clothing swaps.

Highly commended:

 - Amana Christian School

 - Taieri College

Commended:

 - Purakaunui School

 - Waikouaiti School

 - Green Island School Envirogroup

Portobello School

Special awards:

 - Andrew Maton and Nic Daintith for their work in the town around graffiti removal.

Leisa de Klerk wins the Jan Tucker Special Award.
Leisa de Klerk wins the Jan Tucker Special Award.
Jan Tucker Special Award

Winner:

 - Leisa de Klerk for arranging the collection and recycling of liquid paperboard cartons, such as Tetra Pak.

Highly commended:

 - Nick Chisholm

simon.henderson@thestar.co.nz

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