Tasman Nelson Environment Award winners 2011

Tasman Nelson Environment Awards logo with green plant and leaf patterns

Tasman District and Nelson City Councils are proud to announce the results of the 2011 Environment Awards as follows:

Business – sponsored by Radio Nelson

Finalists: Nelmac, NMIT

Winner: Nelmac

Community Groups – sponsored by Nelson Pine Industries

Finalists: Keep Golden Bay Beautiful, Marsden Valley Trapping Group, Motueka Arts Council

Winner: Motueka Arts Council

Heritage sites – sponsored by the Historic Places Trust

Finalists: Fellworth House, Woodstock House

Winner: Fellworth House

Environmental Leadership – sponsored by the Cawthron Institute Trust Board

Finalists: Debs Martin, Julie McLintock, Seager & Sue Mason

Winner: Julie McLintock

Heritage culture – sponsored by Wakatu Incorporation

Finalists: Dramatix Theatre Development Trust (Lest we forget), Harvest of Grace (Anglican Diocese)

Winner: Dramatix Theatre Development Trust (Lest we forget)

Schools – sponsored by Resene

Finalists: Waimea Intermediate, Greenwood Kindergarten, Mapua School Tane’s Ark

Winner: Mapua School Tane’s Ark

Sustainable Design – sponsored by Arrow International

Finalists: Powered Living, Judith Ritchie, Woollaston Estate

Winner: Judith Ritchie

Best Use of Renewable Energy – sponsored by EECA

Finalists: Sola Nelson, Solar Rosa Home

Winner: Solar Rosa Home

Rural – sponsored by Landcare Research NZ

Finalists: Lindy Kelly, Woollaston Estate

Winner: Lindy Kelly

A total of 59 entries were received this year and their quality provided a challenge for the judging panels.

Co-organiser Rob Francis says, “We’d like to congratulate all our winners and thank everyone who took the time to enter or nominate. It’s amazing that each time we run the awards we learn about more great environmental projects that are happening all over our region.”

Co-organiser Karen Lee says, “This is a great way for us to celebrate all the creativity, innovation and hard work that is happening in our community.  Many of these projects offer some valuable lessons and inspiration for us all.  Thanks are also due to our generous sponsors whose support makes the event possible each year”.

The awards were presented yesterday in a ceremony at the Theatre Royal with prizes ranging in value from $500 to $1000 across the categories.