Photo: Anna White

Te Korowai o Papatūānuku Collaboration Award

Āwhitu Landcare has been awarded the Collaboration Award of the 2021 Mayoral Conservation Awards at an online ceremony on 25 November.

Mayor Phil Goff congratulated the winners. “Our conservation volunteers and community groups do an incredible job protecting Auckland’s unique natural environment,” he said. “Mayoral Conservation Awards winners and nominees exemplify the hard work and effort all our conservation volunteers put in alongside Auckland Council, local boards and other organisations to protect our environment so it can be enjoyed by future generations. Thank you to everyone for your effort and dedication.”

This Award is in recognition of the Te Korowai o Papatūānuku Project, working in partnership with Ngāti Te Ata, to propagate and supply landowners and iwi 250,000 plants over 4 years to restore streams, protect wetlands, connect precious remnant forests, and enhance sites of cultural significance.

Congratulations to everyone who has been involved!