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Fabulous Media Support for our Finalists

Posted by Louisa McKerrow (Admin) Oct 26, 2017 Posted in Blogs

Kia ora folks, as you know the 2017 Conservation Innovation Awards has now closed. We had lots of great entries and 35 finalists made it past the milestones.

The finalists' ideas are currently being assessed and winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony on 22 November.

In the meantime, excitement and interest in the 2017 Awards is increasing and there has been fabulous media support for our finalists

Check out some of these great media stories:

WALL-E 2.0 – Robot cleaner conservation award finalist (NZ Herald/Kapiti News, Oct 25) and Kapiti News (25 Oct 2017).

TADS (Thermal Animal Detection Systems) – Thermal-imaging camera could be the next big ...in pest control (NZ Herald/Kapiti News, Oct 18). This  story also ran in the Dominion Post Wellington (17 Oct 2017), Dominion Post Wellington (19 Oct 2017), Taranaki Daily News (19 Oct 2017), Timaru Herald (19 Oct 2017), Waikato Times (19 Oct 2017), Manawatu Standard (19 Oct 2017) & Upper Hutt Leader (25 Oct 2017).

Make Every School a Forest School – Whanganui proposal to ‘make every school a forest school’ finalist in Conservation Innovation Awards (River City Press 19 Oct 2017), Whanganui forest education project finalist for WWF award (NZ Herald, 25 Oct), River City Press (19 Oct 2017) & Wanganui Chronicle (25 Oct 2017).

Māori Carbon Farming Cooperative – Coast carbon faming initiative a finalist in innovation awards (Gisborne Herald, Oct 18), Opotiki News (24 Oct 2017) & Whakatane Beacon (25 Oct 2017).

Te Rarawa Noho Taiao: Growing the next generation of Iwi environmental leaders - Northern Advocate (19 Oct 2017), Marae enterprrise sowing a seed for the environment (The Northland Age, 2 Nov 2017) & Northland Age (2 Nov 2017).

The Baleen Filter – Preventing Plastic Microfibres from entering our oceans- The Breeze (Oct 8) & Radio NZ National Wellington (16 Oct 2017 3:04 PM).

Hihi Feeders "Capture, Identify, Advocate: Bringing Species back from the Brink" – Anderson's pitch to save the hihi (NZ Herald, 14 Oct), Wanganui Chronicle (14 Oct 2017) & River City Press (12 Oct 2017).

Supermarket for Surplus Food to Reduce NZ's Food Wastage – Dominion Post Wellington (17 Oct 2017).

Tend your Planet/War On Weeds - blogappsheet (25 Oct 2017).

If you know of any other news about the 2017 finalists, please let me know as we’re regularly sharing CIA news on Facebook and Twitter. It would be excellent if you can please share these social media posts with the #tag #ConservationInnovation.

Louisa McKerrow lmckerrow@wwf.org.nz

This post was edited on Nov 7, 2017 by Louisa McKerrow

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