Keep Dunedin Beautiful Awards
Dunedin (Tuesday, March 17 2015) - Keep Dunedin Beautiful held its annual beautification awards ceremony at the Dunedin City Library today.
Keep Dunedin Beautiful Co-ordinator Darlene Thomson says the awards are an opportunity to recognise groups and
individuals who have contributed to keeping the city beautiful in a variety of ways and in various locations.
“Each year those who attend comment on the fact that they never knew so many people worked behind the scenes doing their
bit to keep our city beautiful.”
Last year Dunedin was awarded ‘the most beautiful city’ by Keep NZ Beautiful due in large part to the enormous efforts
of these individuals and groups. One of the judges, long time KDB committee member Val Brown, said, “It is always very
inspiring to see so many young people involved so passionately.”
The awards were presented by Dunedin City Councillor David Benson Pope and Keep Dunedin Beautiful Chair Jan Tucker.
The top four winners receive a monetary prize of between $50 and $100. The two top awards are the Taylor Community Pride
Award, given to a group, and the Pod award, for individuals or groups.
The award winners are:CategoryNameforMeritUnicolclean up of Logan ParkMeritArthur Street Schoolclean up of Arthur Street ReserveMeritTainui Schoolclean up around school areasMeritLynne Hillclean up of Burns Road MeritWakari Browniesclean up of Mayfield Avenue parkMeritRoslyn Keasclean up around Nairn StreetMeritBrockville Keas and Scoutsclean up around Brockville areaMeritPort Chalmers Kindergartenclean up around Albertson AvenueMeritLiberton Christian Schoolclean up around Pine Hill areaMeritTerra Nova Cubsclean up around St Leonard's areaMeritPort Chalmers Browniesclean up of Mussel BayMeritWakari Pippinsclean up of Halfway BushMeritMarg Newallclean up of Scroggs Hill RoadMeritElmgrove Schoolclean up around school areaMeritMt Cargill Rangersclean up around Lovelock AvenueMeritJenny and Jessie Neilsonclean up of Olveston and the town beltMeritPine Hill Schoolclean up around school areaMeritOtago University Childcare Associationclean up around Woodhaugh GardensMeritWorld Mission Society Church of Godclean up of student areaMeritSt Joseph's Cathedral Passionist Family Groupclean up of Waldronville estuaryMeritUlla Gwynne Jonesclean up of Musselburgh areaMeritWakari Guidesclean up of Wakari areaMeritPacific Trustclean up of beach areaMeritKings High Schooltwo large scale clean ups throughout the yearCommendedMelissa Bulgerpicking up rubbish while training for half marathonCommendedJustin Cashellgoing above what is necessary in job to ensure Dunedin is beautifulCommendedDeclan Smithgoing above what is necessary in job to ensure Dunedin is beautifulCommendedPortobello schoolclean up and continued pikau plantingCommendedSOULSclean up in various Mosgiel locationsCommendedMotor Caravanners Association of Otagotwo large scale clean ups throughout the yearCommendedKingslea Puketaiclean up of the Dinosaur park and adopting a spotCommendedLis Angeloadopting Arthur Street reserve and educating transient residents about recyclingCommendedStepping Stonesadopting an area and doing clean up of Macandrew RoadAdopt-a-spotBarbara Smithcontinued adopting of Highcliff and surrounding areaAdopt-a-spotMeg Davidsoncontinued adopting of student areaAdopt-a-spotJudy Turncliffcontinued adopting of Concord areaAdopt-a-spotRebecca Croxencontinued adopting of Wallace Street and Robert's ParkAdopt-a-spotCommunity Care Trustadopting Jacob's ladderAdopt-a-spotMel Scuttsadopting Fern Tree ReserveAdopt-a-spotMaori Hill Schooladopting Ross Creek areaAdopt-a-spotNancy Bamfordadopting St Leonard's areaAdopt-a-spotEarly Learning at Flippersadopting Wallace StreetAdopt-a-spotOtago Rover Crewadopting walkway by motorwayAdopt-a-spotAlison Gloveradopting car park by Forrester ParkAdopt-a-spotJames Hannanadopting near his homeAdopt-a-spotSteven Hastieadopting Neill StreetAdopt-a-spotPACTadopting Navy ParkAdopt-a-spotCaroline Campbelladopting area near South RoadHighly CommendedBathgate Park School Community gardenimplementing the community gardensHighly CommendedFiona Clementspromoting reusable fashionHighly CommendedSherwood Centre Charitable Trustproactively seeking opportunities to enhance the beauty of the Green Island areaHighly CommendedBayfield High Schoolwhole school approach to minimising wasteKNZB awardsAppreciationRobert Georgelong term care of Macandrew Bay and surroundsAppreciationDunedin City Council Events and Community Developmentcontinued support of KDB activitiesAppreciationRotary Club of Dunedincontinued support with Trees for Babies-Celebrating FamiliesAppreciationResene continued support with graffiti eradicationSpecial ActivityDunedin Geocaching Communityalways leaving an area better than they found itSpecial ActivityBrockville Ecological Sustainability Teama multitude of beautification/sustainable activitiesRecognitionSTOPbeautification projects enhancing the Peninsula (Broad Bay slip)RecognitionTask Force Green and Activity in the Community volunteersbeing the amazing work force behind all of our projectsRecognitionPortobello Inccontinually improving the Portobello areaOutstanding ServiceOur Seas Our Futureinspiring others to care for the environment through great role modellingThird placeDive Otagoproject aware dive against debrisSecond placeSawyer's Bay schoolbuilding a plastic bottle hothouse and multiple clean upsTaylor Community awardCaversham Community Groupnumerous beautification eventsPODBlueskin Youth and Amenity Societyconstructing the Waitati Community Walkway