HNZ gar­den con­test un­der way

Central Leader - - News -

En­tries open next week for the Hous­ing New Zealand gar­den awards.

The awards are open to all Hous­ing New Zealand ten­ants, and aim to recog­nise the pride and ef­fort put into tak­ing care of prop­er­ties.

“So many ten­ants put in so much love and care into their homes and gar­dens that it is im­por­tant that it’s recog­nised,” says HNZ chief ex­ec­u­tive Les­ley McTurk.

The awards, en­tered by more than 3000 house­holds each year, will be judged by broad­caster and gar­dener Mag­gie Barry.

This year the fo­cus is on low-cost, en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly and sus­tain­able gar­den­ing prac­tices.

Prizes are awarded in five cat­e­gories: gen­eral gar­den, veg­etable gar­den, small gar­den, chil­dren’s gar­den and com­mu­nity group hous­ing gar­den.

A spe­cial prize is also awarded for the most en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly gar­dens.

En­try forms will be sent di­rectly to HNZ ten­ants. En­tries are open un­til Jan­uary 30.

Na­tional judg­ing takes place in March.

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