Last week (30th July 2012) Whakaupoko Landcare represented by Dave Puflett, Roelf Schreuder and Andrew Sinclair attended the Auckland Council Environment Awards. It was an excellent evening with a large crowd including many Councillors, MP’s and also Mayor Len Brown.
The overall winner was Paremoremo Community who are doing great work. You can find out more on the link below and on their website: www.parepublisher.co.nz
It was interesting as in many ways in our local community we are starting to head in a similar direction. They have managed to combine very successfully many of the Landcare issues that we are embracing as well as the wider community focus that Patumahoe Village is taking on board.
One thing they had found successful was to have plenty of good ideas out there in front of the community but only take them up when at least 1 person puts up their hand to take responsibility for it.