Acknowledging the beauty of native flora
NATIVE trees and flora from different perspectives were celebrated in the 2021 Women’s Native Tree Project Trust’s (WNTPT) photo competition.
The aim of the competiton was for amateur photographers of all ages to showcase the different native flora in Tairawhiti.
The competition attracted 74 entries.
All photos submitted had to be taken between January 15 and February 28.
WNTPT nursery manager Kauri Forno said they were delighted with the number of entries and particularly pleased with the fantastic photos from tamariki.
“It was great to see a huge range of locations used to celebrate and acknowledge the stunning beauty of our native flora,” Ms Forno said.
“I was impressed by the clever angles and light the photographers managed to capture. It was so successful we will definitely run it again next year.”
Environment Centre manager Rena Kohere, QEII National Trust regional representative Malcolm Rutherford and professional photographer Jordan Perry judged the competition.
“Huge mihi to the judges who had hard decisions to make,” Ms Kauri said.