|18 May 2001|
Another Top Prize To Council Team
Christchurch City Councils International Relations Team has won a top prize at the Sister Cities NZ Air New Zealand Awards.
This is the second
year running that the team has won a first place in the awards. The prize was
awarded at the annual New Zealand Sister Cities Convention in New Plymouth this
Last year the team
won the prize in the Best Youth Project category and this year it won the prize
for the Best Cultural Project category.
The project entry
covered the cultural aspects of the opening of the City Councils Sister
Cities Gardens at the old Halswell Quarry in February.
delegations from Christchurchs six sister cities were at the opening of
The gardens cover
nearly 20 hectares and forms part of what will become a 55-hectare garden park.
The gardens were initiated by Turning Point 2000, organisation established in 1995 by the City Council to celebrate the Millennium, the 150th anniversary of European settlement in Canterbury and the 160th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi by Ngai Tahu.
Dave Adamson: International Relations Co-ordinator: 03 941 8775.