On TRM’s Facebook a reader asked, after many years of reading the blogs, what does SWMBO stand for?
Immediately an exciting new competition has emerged… Just exactly what does SWMBO stand for? Entries close at end of March…
The first leading entry (entries close end of March) was ‘South Waikato Marine Biologist Organisation’..
I have discovered She has misled me for fifty years!
Do you have another meaning? Send it in. OK? BIG prizes at stake too…
FREE weekend at TRM guided by Hannah?
TRM’s impartial judge – Didymo Dave – is to select the winner.
Book now for Kids BIG DAY OUT – trout fishing this Saturday:
Turangi is hosting a two-day event over the Easter weekend. On the 26th March 2016 there will be a market throughout the Turangi Town Centre. Stalls include arts, crafts and food, live music and street theatre, for visitors and locals to come, relax and spend a morning full of fun and entertainment.
The second day (27th March 2016) is focused on families; this day is to be held at the beautiful Tongariro National Trout Centre, just South of Turangi providing children fishing (bookings essential at the Turangi i-site 07 3868999), face painting, bouncy castle, Easter bunny and an Easter egg scramble. Families will be encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy the day.
The Government is calling for inspirational New Zealand organisations to make a nomination for the Green Ribbon Awards, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry announced today.
TRM nominate Didymo Dave.
“This year’s categories cover a range of important environmental issues from business leadership and climate change to protecting our biodiversity and Kaitiaki leadership.
People across the country have an important role to play in protecting and enhancing our unique environment. Whether you are a large business taking steps to improve environmental management or a small community group making a difference to our environment on the ground, we encourage you to make a nomination,” the Ministers say.
This year’s categories are:
- Protecting our biodiversity
- Resilience to climate change
- Minimising our waste
- Caring for our water
- Protecting our coasts and oceans
- Business leadership
- Community leadership
- Leadership in communication and education
- Kaitiaki leadership
- Philanthropy and partnership
“Each year we get nominations from an impressive selection of environmental champions. It is always hard to choose the finalists and winners from such inspirational organisations,” the Ministers say.
Past winners include projects carrying out large scale pest control, educational programmes inspiring children to care for the environment, eco-friendly businesses and collaborative marine management groups.
The awards will be celebrated at a ceremony at Parliament on 7 June, during the week of World Environment Day. At this year’s ceremony Ministers will also be awarding the Loder Cup, which acknowledges outstanding achievements in flora conservation work.
Nominations for the Green Ribbon Awards can be made through the Ministry for the Environment (external site) website. Nominations close on 15 April 2016.