The Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track has been nominated as a finalist in the Small Business Leadership
category for the 2012 Green Ribbon Awards. Honouring outstanding contributions to protecting
New Zealand's environment, the Green Ribbon Awards are conferred by the Ministry for the
Environment Minister Amy Adams announced 35 finalists in 12 award categories that recognise
individuals, businesses, communities and youth, as well as larger organisations.
“The awards reflect the broad range of environmental challenges that New Zealand faces and the
actions being taken to address them,” Ms Adams says.
“Tackling environmental issues is not easy. It takes initiative and dedication. “The awards pay
homage to the incredible efforts being undertaken in homes, schools, communities and workplaces
to address the environmental challenges we face.”
For the 2012 awards, 284 nominations were received, which is an increase from last year.
Operations and Marketing Manager, Kate Hebblethwaite, was thrilled with the announcement:
“This nomination is a fantastic recognition of all the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track team’s hard work.
Everything we do both on the track and in the office has sustainability at its core, and for our little
corner of New Zealand to be acknowledged in this way is a tremendous achievement.”
The finalists will now attend an awards ceremony at Parliament Buildings on 5 June. Winners will be
announced in each category, and an overall supreme winner will be revealed.