Award success acknowledged
Porirua winners of Wellington Gold Awards, Mana Recovery and Adrenalin Forest, were presented with their accolades by Mayor Nick Leggett last week.
The regional business awards were held last month.
Mana Recovery, which supports intellectually disabled workers into paid jobs and runs recycling depot Trash Palace, took out the Green Gold category, while Aotea- based high- wire adventure park Adrenalin Forest topped the Vibrant Gold section.
When presenting Mana Recovery general manager Elizabeth Coluzzi and Adrenalin Forest director Jean Caillabet with framed certificates on July 10, Mr Leggett praised them for their business success and the positive recognition it brought to the city.
Both Ms Coluzzi and Mr Caillabet said the awards capped off an amazing year for their ventures and they were very proud to be based in Porirua.
Ms Coluzzi said she recently recorded a radio promotion for the Wellington Airport community awards, at which the business won a category in 2012, and the script referred to ‘‘Mana Recovery, Wellington’’.
‘‘I told them I’m not going to say that – it’s ‘Mana Recovery, Porirua’.’’
Good as gold: Claiming their Wellington Gold Awards, Adrenaline Forest director Jean Caillabet and Mana Recovery general manager Elizabeth Coluzzi, with Porirua mayor Nick Leggett and Gold Awards director Gayle Page.