Green Ribbon Award 2013

In June 2013, the Rotoroa Island Trust was awarded a prestigious Green Ribbon Award by the Ministry for the Environment for its work on restoring Rotoroa Island's biodiversity.

The awards, which recognise outstanding contributions by organisations, businesses and communities to protecting the environment, were announced in Wellington by the Minister for the Environment, Amy Adams.

217 nominations were received for the Green Ribbon Awards, with the Manawahe Kokako Trust and Rotoroa Island being finalists in the Protecting Our Biodiversity category. Rotoroa Island trustee and chairman, Barrie Brown, said the award acknowledged the efforts of a large team of people involved in the restoration of Rotoroa Island.

"Restoring the biodiversity of the island's ecology is a principal goal of the Rotoroa Island Trust. This award recognises our many partners, from the Salvation Army to Auckland Zoo and our own island team."

The awards were announced on World Environment Day (June 5, 2013). Each nomination was assessed by a panel of judges, whose criteria included significant environmental benefit, innovation, and awareness-raising.