River car­ers

The Tribune (NZ) - - NEWS -

The Manawatu River Lead­ers’ Ac­cord has been se­lected as one of four fi­nal­ists for the inau­gu­ral Mor­gan Foun­da­tion New Zealand River­prize award.

An ini­tia­tive of the the In­ter­na­tional RiverFoun­da­tion – who also award the Aus­tralian, Euro­pean and North Amer­i­can River prize as well as the pres­ti­gious Thiess In­ter­na­tional River prize – the New Zealand River­prize is awarded for achiev­ing the best out­comes in river and basin man­age­ment.

Ap­pli­ca­tions were open to all projects that could demon­strate out­stand­ing, vi­sion­ary and sus­tain­able pro­grammes in river man­age­ment, restora­tion or pro­tec­tion – re­gard­less of the size of the river or pro­ject scale, and were judged by an in­de­pen­dent panel of river man­age­ment ex­perts. The win­ning pro­ject will re­ceive a NZ$20,000 cash prize, spon­sored by the Mor­gan Foun­da­tion, and will also have a shot at be­ing named the win­ner of the pres­ti­gious Thiess In­ter­na­tional River­prize in 2016.

The win­ning pro­ject will be an­nounced at the In­ter­na­tional River sym­po­sium in Bris­bane on Tues­day, Septem­ber 22 . Other fi­nal­ists in­clude the Aorere River (Tas­man), Lake Taupo (Waikato) and Pro­ject Twin Streams (Waitakere).

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