Award for maunga
Waikato’s Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari achieved a Qualmark Silver Award under the new Sustainable Tourism Business criteria. Acting general manager Melissa Sinton said the award confirms that the business is not only a high-quality tourism destination, but it is committed to protecting the natural environment. The sanctuary’s 47km pest-proof fence is the longest in the world, protecting 3363 hectares of ecological reserve and many of New Zealand’s endangered species. It is located at Tari Road, Pukeatua.