VOTING CLOSED FOR QUEENS PARK
People have the chance to make arguably their most crucial vote of the year this month, with voting for the annual Beautiful Awards now open.
Invercargill’s Queens Park was announced as a finalist last year, competing with four other special spots from throughout New Zealand for the Kiwis’ Choice award, which is chosen by online public vote.
The Beautiful Awards are New Zealand’s longest-running sustainability awards and provide a benchmark for environmental excellence.
Invercargill City Council Parks and Recreation manager Caroline Rain said it was time to show the rest of New Zealand how much we love our beautiful park.
“To receive this recognition means so much for a team who put their heart and soul into maintaining, beautifying and showcasing this treasure and now it’s time to get out there and vote,” she said.
People can cast their vote online at https://www.knzb.org.nz/programmes/rewards-and-recognition/beautiful-awards/beautiful-awards-2021-kiwis-choice-award-voting/
Voting is open now and runs until midnight on Tuesday, February 1.
Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s Beautiful Awards have run annually since 1972, and aim to inspire, recognise and acknowledge those individuals, schools, community groups, towns and cities working passionately to Keep New Zealand Beautiful.
“We so often hear how lucky Invercargill is to have such an incredibly stunning green space for our people to relax, recreate and unwind in,” Mrs Rain said.
“We are truly grateful to be a part of this place.”
The winner of the Kiwis’ Choice Award would be announced on February 17.