Awards

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THE RON FLOOK AWARD

 

The Ronald Flook Award is an accolade given to elevate and recognise high standards of practice in Arboriculture, including tree raising, tree health and management, and amenity tree protection or design. The recipient will have demonstrated exceptional management of trees, whether functional or aesthetic in any stage of development.

 

NZ Arb have named this award after well-known, Nelson-based Landscape Architect Ron Flook for his tireless contribution to Arboriculture in New Zealand through the Notable Trees Scheme and the development of the Standard Tree Evaluation Method (STEM). This award also recognises the high standard of his professional work and the way he used trees as significant features in his landscape designs.

 

Nominations for this award are called in June of each year, with the successful nominee notified in September.

Award Conditions

  • Nominations are called for in March of each year 

  • Recipients need not be members of NZ Arb. 

  • Entries for the award in any one-year will close 30 August. 

  • The successful nominee will be notified in September 

  • The award is to be presented at the Annual Conference, Conference Dinner 

  • The number of awards given in any one year shall not exceed one. 

  • The awards committee reserves the right not to make an award in any one year if in its opinion nominations received are of insufficient merit 

  • The Awards Committee shall be the Executive Committee of the NZ Arb or a subcommittee appointed by the National Executive to oversee the award. 

  • Unsuccessful nominations will be carried forward for consideration the following year. 

  • Applicants for the award must be NZ citizens or residents. 

  • Applications from NZ citizens or residents temporarily living overseas will be considered. 

  • The decision of the Awards Committee shall be final.

Award Applications

  • Applications or nominations by a person, persons or organisation are acceptable. 

  • Applications should be as detailed as possible and include the following: 

    • The full name and contact details of the applicant. Where the applicant is more than one person or an organisation, the persons and/or organisation must be listed. 

    • The full name and contact details of the nominee 

    • A citation detailing the career of the nominee with reasons why they should be considered for the award. This should include any qualifications, work experience published articles, or projects and/or any other relevant details. 

    • Personal applications should also include the name and contact details of a person able to give confidential personal references on behalf of the applicant. 

  • Applications should be emailed to NZ Arb before the 30th day of August. Emails should be sent to administrator@nzarb.org.nz with the subject line, Nomination for the Ron Flook Award

AWARD WINNERS

2020

Rick Jobbit

2016

Andrew Harrison

2012

Gavin Donaldson

2008

Gordon Ikin

2004

John and Bunny Mortimer

2000

Jolyon Manning

1996

Tony Jackman

2019

Stacy Colyer

2015

Mark Roberts

2011

(No Award Given)

2007

Ed Chignell

2003

David Glenn

1999

Michael Ayrton

1995

Albie Elwood-Smith

2018

Rob Graham

2014

Brad Cadwallader

2010

Robert Berry

2006

Ron Flook (re-dedicated)

2002

Walter Fielding-Cotterell

1998

(No Award Given)

1994

Murray King

2017

Helen Lowe

2013

Ralph J Ballinger

2009

Rob Douglas

2005

Frank Buddingh

2001

Eric Appleton

1997

Martin Herbert

PRESIDENT'S AWARD

 

The President’s award is given by the residing president at the time of annual conference, and is awarded at the discretion of the President

Award Conditions

  • The number of awards given in any one year shall not exceed one 

  • The award may be given to a person, company or organisation 

  • The award is to be presented at the Annual Conference, Conference Dinner

AWARD WINNERS

Lawrence Schicker

2020

Gerald Collett

2016

Bryan Gould

2012

Zane Wedding

2019

David James

2015

Beverley Glenn

2011

Chrissy Spence

2018

Derek Winwood

2014

Mark Roberts

2010

Scott Forrest

2017

Mark Roberts

2013

Lisa Sanderson

2009

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

 

The David James Volunteer Of The Year Award is granted to members of NZ Arb in recognition of their outstanding effort or contribution to the advancement of the association within the past calendar year. The award was dedicated to David James in 2019 in recognition of his continuous service and support of arboriculture on the national and international stage 

Award Conditions

  • Nominations are called for in March of each year 

  • The recipient must be a member of NZ Arb (as an individual or as an employee of an employer holding corporate membership) at the time of nomination 

  • Entries for the award in any one-year will close 30 August. 

  • The successful nominee will be notified in September 

  • The award is to be presented at the Annual Conference, Conference Dinner 

  • The number of awards given in any one year shall not exceed one. 

  • The awards committee reserves the right not to make an award in any one year if in its opinion nominations received are of insufficient merit 

  • The Awards Committee shall be the Executive Committee of the NZ Arb or a subcommittee appointed by the National Executive to oversee the award. 

  • Applicants for the award must be NZ citizens or residents. 

  • The decision of the Awards Committee shall be final. 

  • Consideration may be given to sustained and/or continuous contribution over a number of years

Award Applications

  • Applications or nominations by a person, persons or organisation are acceptable. 

  • Applications should be as detailed as possible and include the following: 

    • The full name and contact details of the applicant. Where the applicant is more than one person or an organisation, the persons and/or organisation must be listed. 

    • The full name and contact details of the nominee 

    • A citation detailing the activities and actions of the nominee with reasons why they should be considered for the award. 

    • Personal applications should also include the name and contact details of a person able to give confidential personal references on behalf of the applicant. 

  • Applications should be emailed to NZ Arb before the 30th day of August. Emails should be sent to administrator@nzarb.org.nz with the subject line, Nomination for the Volunteer of the year Award

AWARD WINNERS

2020

Craig Lamb

2017

Hiroshi Ikeno

2019

David James

2019

Chelsea Robertson

2018

Mark Way

THE SERVICES & INNOVATION TO

NEW ZEALAND ARBORICULTURE AWARD

 

Awarded for contribution towards arboriculture. This can include innovation in equipment, policy, research and techniques and/or service including leadership, organisational initiatives and/or have been influential in authoritative change.

Award Conditions

  • Nominations are called for in March of each year. 

  • The recipient must be or must have been a member of NZ Arb (as an individual or as an employee of an employer holding corporate membership) at the time of their contribution(s) 

  • Entries for the award in any one-year will close 30 August. 

  • The successful nominee will be notified in September 

  • The award is to be presented at the Annual Conference, Conference Dinner 

  • The number of awards given in any one year shall not exceed one. 

  • The awards committee reserves the right not to make an award in any one year if in its opinion nominations received are of insufficient merit 

  • The Awards Committee shall be the Executive Committee of the NZ Arb or a subcommittee appointed by the National Executive to oversee the award. 

  • Applicants for the award must be NZ citizens or residents. 

  • The decision of the Awards Committee shall be final. 

  • Consideration may be given to sustained and/or continuous contribution over a number of years

Award Applications

  • Applications or nominations by a person, persons or organisation are acceptable. 

  • Applications should be as detailed as possible and include the following: 

    • The full name and contact details of the applicant. Where the applicant is more than one person or an organisation, the persons and/or organisation must be listed. 

    • The full name and contact details of the nominee 

    • A citation detailing the activities and actions of the nominee with reasons why they should be considered for the award. 

    • Personal applications should also include the name and contact details of a person able to give confidential personal references on behalf of the applicant. 

  • Applications should be emailed to NZ Arb before the 30th day of August. Emails should be sent to administrator@nzarb.org.nz with the subject line, Nomination for the Services and Innovation Award

AWARD WINNERS

2020

Toby Chapman

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Clogger

2019

Andrew Benson

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Dale Thomas

2018

Brandon Whiddett

2017

Freddie Hjelm

NEW ARBORIST OF THE YEAR AWARD

 

The New Arborist of the Year Competition (NAOTY) began in 2013 with the first event held in Queenstown.

The competition was developed to promote the new arborists in the industry and allow them to have an event that challenges them with individuals of similar experience.

With great local sponsors supporting us and Husqvarna providing some exciting prizes, this competition provides a fantastic platform for new arborists in the industry.

The opportunities to network, upskill and gain recognition with industry leaders will be sure to inspire any new arborist to this innovative and dynamic career.

Award Conditions

  • Competitors are required to qualify for the national event by competing it their regional work climb event along with a multi-choice theory test.

  • The finalists from the regional events undertake a practical and theory tests to find the top New Arborist of the year.

Award Applications

This competition is for arborists with 0-3 years of experience in the industry

AWARD WINNERS

Martin Manea

2020

Josh Symes

2016

Joe Newdick

2019

Craig Lamb

2015

Yoan Willman

2018

Scott Geddes

2014

Joshua Talsma

2017

Stephen Griffiths

2013

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