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The New Zealand Dryland Initiative Project won the Supreme Award at the 2015 Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards Dinner on Friday 13 March in Blenheim.
NZDFI Project Manager, Paul Millen received the Award on behalf of the NZDFI team.
“Winning this award is fantastic recognition of the huge gains already made by our innovative research team through their collaboration with our diverse group of smart and motivated landowners. We also receive generous financial support from industry organisations, regional councils and central government.”
“All those involved see the NZDFI as a project to improve New Zealand’s sustainability. Ours is a shared vision for New Zealand to be a world-leader in breeding ground-durable eucalypts, and to be home to a multimillion dollar sustainable hardwood industry based on eucalypt forests, by 2050.
“This Award is a huge endorsement of the environmental benefits that are now possible by New Zealand establishing these eucalypt forests.”
The NZDFI also won the Business Innovation Award, sponsored by local engineering firm, Cuddon Engineering.
For more information, contact Paul Millen: firstname.lastname@example.org