A prize at the Community Awards

L to R: Scott, Jake , Yvonne, Anne and Neil at the Community Awards

L to R: Scott, Jake , Yvonne, Anne and Neil at the Community Awards

Even though we’re just starting out, our garden group was nominated in the 2015 Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards in the category ‘Heritage and Environment’. These reward the efforts of volunteers to make great things happen in their communities. Thanks to Council’s Green Gardener Hannah Zwartz for putting us forward!

The awards dinner was held on August 12 at the Paraparaumu Golf Club. Representing us was Scott and Yvonne, Neil and Anne, and myself, who slipped in on the ‘kids table’ as a I’m a Council employee that lends a hand with the formalities. We were wined and dined and got to meet and learn about the many great volunteers and their causes in the Kapiti community.

In the end we were the runner up in our category, but still received a framed certificate and a $250 cheque – although I nearly left it on the podium after accepting it with Yvonne! Don’t worry, it’s safely banked now and will be helpful for the further development of our garden – maybe for a small shed we can hang the certificate up in? Congratulations to all the other winners.


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