Over 150 people attended the 2019 Landmarks Awards at the Havelock North Function Centre on 28th August. Twenty-one awards were celebrated within Landmarks’ four tenets: History, Landscape, Architecture and Art in Public Places, representing a range of excellent projects in our district, many of which have huge volunteer input.
One such is the Supreme Award winner – the Jeremy Dwyer Award for Excellence – which has been run by volunteers for 17 years: the Maraetotara Tree Trust, a wonderful - and continuing - river valley restoration project along the corridor of the Maraetotara River. The project’s aim is to improve the ecosystem and to establish permanent reserve habitats for regenerating native plants, birds and wildlife.
The 2017 Awards Presentation took place on August 31st at the Havelock North Events Centre.
Guest Speaker was Pitsch Leiser, Director of Arts Inc Heretaunga, who described the work of his organisation and encouraged the full room of guests present to support and take part in the District’s creative arts, especially the up-coming Arts Festival.
The Awards recipients represented a diverse range of organisations, communities and businesses. Their contributions to Great Things Happen Here are honoured by the Landmarks Trust’s Awards.
The Supreme Winners, receiving The Jeremy Dwyer Trophy, were the Hawke’s Bay Knowledge Bank and its Volunteers.
Landmarks celebrated outstanding projects and contributions to the Hastings District at the Landmarks Trust Awards ceremony, with the Mayor, Lawrence Yule, presenting framed certificates to those recognised.
A wealth of talent and commitment has ensured our four tenants of History, Landscape, Architecture and Public Art are alive and well.
Here's what one of the guests at the Awards ceremony commented:
"We were simply blown away by the amount of dedication and hard work that gets done very quietly throughout out District and in lots of different areas. However, all the results are incredible and this hard work has its own fruits in that Hastings and her surrounds is really looking lovely. Its down to the energy and extraordinary vision of your team that this work continues and its really heartening.
Please pass on to your team how much we thoroughly enjoyed being part of such a special occasion and we feel truly humbled and proud to live in this marvelous place."