Someone (no idea who!) nominated my mate Sean and I for a "Love your place" award. We were nominated under the category of "Kahikatea" for our work with the NZ dotterel at Piha. According to Ecomatters, the organisers of the event, the Kahikate award is given to an outstanding individual volunteer taking action on a local environmental issue.
We didn't win but were stoked to be finalists of our category. The awards ceremony was great, kudos to the Local Board and Ecomatters. It was good to see so many people doing lots of interesting things in the Waitākere Ranges and west Auckland in general. Especially cool to see the new generations very motivated and doing great work since such a young age :)
We hope to be back some time in the future to claim one of the awards. Maybe this season we can get three fledged chicks at Piha and keep raising the bar.