The supreme award for excellence in planning at this year’s New Zealand Planning Institute’s (NZPI) annual awards went to Te Mana o Ngāti Rangitihi Trust, the Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Boffa Miskell for their Ngāti Rangitihi Iwi Environmental Management Plan.
The supreme Nancy Northcroft Planning Practice Award recognises creativity and innovation in planning methods; quality and innovation in project presentation; and the promotion through example of best planning practice, including sustainable management. It is selected by the NZPI Awards Committee from all the best practice and project award winners across all categories.
The Ngāti Rangitihi Iwi Environmental Management Plan also won the ‘Best Practice Award — Non Statutory Planning’.
In making the two awards, the NZPI Awards Panel said the plan was “an outstanding example of good practice”. They described it as “the catalyst for Ngāti Rangitihi playing an active and constructive part in the enhancing of socio-economic and cultural aspects of environmental planning and resource management from the coastline of Matatā to the inland lake of Tarawera and the Waikato River.”
8 May 2013