Te Ara Kākāriki Greenway Canterbury Trust (TAK) receives prestigious Green Ribbon Award

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Congratulations to Te Ara Kākāriki Greenway Canterbury Trust (TAK), which has received a prestigious Green Ribbon Award in recognition of the trust’s efforts to promote the restoration of native wildlife on the Canterbury plains.

Environment Minister Amy Adams presented the Community Leadership category award to Malcolm Lyall, Chair of the board of trustees, in a ceremony at Parliament on 5 June.

A number of Ngāi Tahu whānau and Te Rūnanga staff are involved with this organisation as volunteers – and Craig Pauling and Jason Arnold hold positions as trustees.

The trust is working on creating a network of habitats from the mountains to the sea, between the Waimakariri and Rakaia rivers. It is responsible for planting almost 10,000 plants in the last three years, with 4500 being planted in just two days at its Canterbury Plantout Weekend last September.

The Green Ribbon Awards highlight outstanding work in protecting and enhancing New Zealand’s environment.

Ngā mihi

Mark Solomon