It has been raining heavily all over Auckland over the weekend of March 11th and 12th.
According to Ivan Clulee, in his marvellous book “Post Office Buildings in the Auckland Province” (actually Auckland Region, but that’s by-the-by …) “In Don Buck Road, one of the major arterial roads in the resi…dential area of Massey, a post office was located in leased premises from 26 July 1965 until closure on 27 January 1989, when PostBank closed this postal/banking operation.”
The EcoWise Awards celebrate West Auckland residents who show a commitment to care for their environment through volunteer action and pride. The awards take place 6pm, November 8th at the Council Chambers in Henderson and are the highlight of our year – celebrating the amazing work that groups and individuals have done to keep Waitakere beautiful.
Nominees should live or work in the Waitakere Ranges, Henderson-Massey or Whau local board areas.
As well as the categories listed below, this year we’re excited to introduce the Nikau Award for West Auckland businesses who are doing their part. Criteria includes:
Has the business gone above and beyond their legal obligations to prevent pollution or minimize waste?
Has the business taken action to reduce litter, weeds or graffiti on or around its premises?
Has the business supported its staff to undertake voluntary environmental action?
Has the business supported voluntary environmental action in the local community e.g. through sponsorship or in-kind support?
Has the business helped to educate the community or other businesses on environmental responsibility by sharing what it is doing to help the environment e.g. through signage at premises, promotional material or interactions with customers?