2022 Tāmaki Makaurau Zero Waste Awards

Nominations are now closed for the 2022 Tāmaki Makaurau Zero Waste Awards. We received 80 heart-warming nominations, which the judges will be reading over the next few weeks.

Thank you for taking the time to nominate and helping us recognise and celebrate those outstanding leaders whose heart and soul is in their zero waste kaupapa. 

Read about the 2021 awards evening on OurAuckland here, and see the 2021 winners, highly commended, and nominees here.

Award Categories 

Rangatahi Leadership – Rangatahi, rangawhenua, rangatangata

This category celebrates ‘leaders in the making’ (individuals or groups of rangatahi/young people) (under 18 years) showing commitment and leadership to reducing waste in their communities / Mō te rangatahi e whakapau ngoi ana ki te hāpai me te ārahi i te kaupapa para kore.

The inspiration for the te reo Māori translation of this category is a young net (person) who weaves the land and weaves people. 

This category is proudly supported by:

Growing the Movement – Whakakanohi i te kaupapa para kore

This category celebrates ‘local heroes’ (individuals or groups) raising awareness, inspiring change, and spreading their tautoko of the zero waste kaupapa / Mō te tangata, ratonga rānei e whakapau werawera, e whakakanohi ana hoki i te kaupapa para kore.

The inspiration for the te reo translation of this category is the face of the zero waste movement.

This category is proudly supported by:

Community Collaboration – Hā ora, hāpori

This category celebrates businesses or social enterprises ‘walking the talk’ demonstrating commitment in building community partnerships to reduce waste / Mō te pakihi, ratonga rānei e mahi ngātahi ana ki te hapori kia para kore.

The inspiration for the te reo translation of this category is clean air, community.

This category is proudly supported by:

Cultural Connection – Whīria te ahurea, whīria te kaitīakitanga

This category celebrates individuals or groups ‘keeping it local’ using culturally appropriate approaches to educate, inspire and manaaki (care for) their communities to reduce waste / Mō te tangata, rōpu rānei e whīria ana te ahurea hei whakamana i te kaupapa kia para kore.

The inspiration for the te reo translation of this category is choose culture, choose guardianship.

This category is proudly supported by: 

Innovation – Anga Whakamua

This category celebrates zero waste initiatives ‘making it happen’, demonstrating innovation, the circular economy in action, and promising results / Mō te auaha, mō te ihumanea, mō te ihuoneone e anga whakamua kia para kore.

The inspiration for the te reo translation of this category is thinking ahead.

This category is proudly supported by:

SUPPORTERS

The 2022 Tāmaki Makaurau Zero Waste Awards evening is generously supported by:

KIA ORA AND THANKS TO 

The 2022 awards steering group; Emily Harris (EcoMatters), Faiesea Ah Chee (Pacific Vision Aotearoa), Fatumata Bah (Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel), Kartik Bhat (Auckland Council Community WasteWise team), Kate Hall (Ethically Kate). Lorene Martin and Koha Kahui-McConnell  (Uru Whakaaro), and Valerie Teraitua (Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae).

The 2022 awards judging panel; Carla Gee (EcoMatters), Michael Maahs (Waiheke Resources Trust), Ngarimu Blair (Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei), Parul Sood (Auckland Council, Waste Solutions General Manager).

EcoMatters Environment Trust is organising the 2022 awards with support from Uru Whakaaro, and in partnership with Auckland Council, as part of its aspirational goal for Tāmaki Makaurau to be zero waste by 2040.


Key 2022 dates:
Judging – mid September
Invitation to nominees – late September
Zero Waste Awards event 2022 – Thursday 3 November