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Environment Awards

Native Garden entered into 2021 Environment Awards.

We have received the Judges’ Report on our Native Garden which we entered in the 2021 Environment Awards. Results to be announced in a few weeks. Even if we don’t win on the day we had great fun putting our entry together and have some wonderful quotes from the Judges’ Report such as:

·         Hunter’s Wines were ahead of their time in restoring native tress to the Wairau Plain.

·         …… the Hunter’s native garden is now an established and significant contribution to biodiversity and the extensive vineyards of Rapaura.

·         The judges were impressed with the longevity and practical approach of the Hunter’s native garden. (Planted in 2002)

·         It is one of the few patches of native habitat on the Wairau Plains of much age.

·         The Wairau Plains natural environment benefits from the Hunter’s Wines bush area which was ahead of its time 20 years ago and now stands as an example that others are following.

The Judges gave us some very worthy suggestions to further enhance the native garden which is being incorporated in the next few years’ work plan.

Judges: Matt Oliver and Andy Frost with Edward and Jane.

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