Congratulations to Reconnecting Northland for being named a finalist in the Green Ribbon Awards. This fantastic large-landscape ecological restoration programme is the first of its kind in Aotearoa.

Reconnecting Northland is an excellent example of funders and community groups working together to trial a unique approach to environmental restoration and sustainable land use.

Becoming a finalist in the Green Ribbon Awards is testament to a very successful collaboration between WWF-New Zealand, NZ Landcare TrustThe Tindall FoundationFoundation North and FreshWater Watch/ HSBC Water Programme.

Reconnecting Northland demonstrates how partnerships & connectivity can achieve great results, such as with Kiwi Coast, Warawara Whakaora Ake, Ngā Roto Tāpokopoko and Go With The Flow.”

Reconnecting Northland is delighted to be named a finalist in two categories, Community Leadership and Philanthropy and partnership.

Green Ribbon Awards finalists to celebrate exceptional environmental achievements by New Zealanders. The awards ceremony will be held at Parliament on 7 June, during the week of World Environment Day. Winners will be announced for each category, and then an overall supreme winner will be announced.

 Read about the other finalists here.