You are here

Awards for projects undertaken by Wildland Consultants

  • In 2016, Rotorua Canopy Tours, whom Wildlands assisted with consenting for their start-up operation in 2011 in a Department of Conservation reserve, won various awards: New Zealand Tourism Awards Supreme Award, Environmental Tourism Award, and Visitor Experience Award; and Rotorua Business Awards Business of the Year.
  • In 2014, CH2M Beca Ltd won two awards - from the NZ Planning Institute and Local Government NZ - for the Kāpiti Water Supply Project, and Wildlands was a major contributor to the project. 
  • Since 2013 Wildlands has worked on various components of the Waikato Expressway, one of the largest new road construction projects in New Zealand.  In 2015 the lead planning firm for the Huntly Section won a national-level award for this project, and Wildlands was part of the team that peer-reviewed the project for Waikato Regional Council, enabling consents to be granted within very tight timeframes, and with all ecological issues addressed. 
  • Wildlands is assisting with the implementation of a field component of Project Twin Streams for Auckland Council, restoration of the margins of the Opunuku and Oratia Streams, and the overall project won a ‘Green Ribbon’ award, for Waitakere City Council, in 2010. 
  • SCA Hygiene Australasia, Kawerau, a company client, also won a significant award from the sustainable Business Network, for a riparian project on the Tarawera River, which was planned and implemented by Wildlands. 
  • Wildlands managed the streamside and riparian restoration of Olympic Park in Auckland which won the “Outstanding Park Award for 2007” (awarded by the New Zealand Recreation Association). 
  • Wildlands also won a major regional award from the Sustainable Business Network in 2005, “presented in recognition of an outstanding contribution to sustainability”.  Wildlands is nationally recognised for expertise in ecological rehabilitation and restoration. 
  • The company managed a large wetland restoration project for Norske Skog Tasman and this has won two awards; from Environment BOP (2000) and a national award under the Ramsar convention from the Minister of Conservation (2001), for industry best practice for wetland restoration. 
  • The company won an award from Norske Skog Tasman in 2001 for having an outstanding health and safety record over the previous five years. 
  • Other Wildlands projects have also won awards from the Environment Bay of Plenty (2004): Ohinemataroa (Whakatāne) River restoration and a plant nursery project at the Taneatua School.