Vol­un­teer’s ef­forts noted

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

A young Auck­land vol­un­teer has been recog­nised for his con­tri­bu­tion to con­ser­va­tion.

Kengo Ya­mada was one of four vol­un­teers to re­ceive an award from Con­ser­va­tion Vol­un­teers New Zealand on In­ter­na­tional Vol­un­teer Day last week for his out­stand­ing ef­forts.

Mr Ya­mada has worked with the or­gan­i­sa­tion for five months and the work has taken him all over the North Is­land, from the kauri forests in Waipoua to his­toric tramways in the Kaimai Ranges.

CVNZ team leader Bruce Eade says he’s an ex­cep­tional ex­am­ple.

“Kengo is an ex­tremely hard worker and very com­mit­ted as well as lots of fun to be around.”

CVNZ is one of the coun­try’s new­est vol­un­teer or­gan­i­sa­tions, work­ing with lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties, the busi­ness sec­tor and gov­ern­ment agen­cies to un­der­take sig­nif­i­cant projects.

In­ter­na­tional Vol­un­teer Day, held on De­cem­ber 5, was in­sti­gated by the United Na­tions in 1985 and is now cel­e­brated in 125 coun­tries.

Top ef­fort: Kengo Ya­mada, far left at front, with the CVNZ Team in the Kaimai Ranges.

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