Kaipatiki Project was the 2015 winner of the Canon Environmental Awards which came with a prize of $5000 of Canon products.
On 28 April Canon NZ CEO Kim Connor brought a video crew down to the Birkdale centre to meet staff and find out how the organisation has been using its new toys, which include two cameras, a couple of printers, a projector and printer ink cartridges.
The visitors ended up going for a bush walk where our Youth Environmental Leaders were busy with the Canon cameras taking photos and shooting some videos. Ms Connor also met volunteers including Fabrice Barras, who showed how tiny seedlings start their journey at our nursery. Thousands of plants grown at Kaipatiki Project now enhance the perimeter of Tuff Crater, next to Canon’s Auckland HQ in Northcote.
KP’s Project Manager, Anna Halliwell, who entered the organisation for the Awards last year, was interviewed by the Canon video crew for a short film which will help launch the 2016 Awards this June. Anna was happy to share some tips to other potential entrants, and commented “We would like to acknowledge this support from Canon NZ, who chose Kaipatiki Project from hundreds of other organisations across Australia and New Zealand. The Canon equipment strongly enhances our educational and media capabilities, putting into our hands tools and technology that organisations like ours often struggle to find resources for”.