Event centre recognised in awards

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The Lincoln Event Centre is celebrating after receiving two recent awards recognising its contribution to the local community and to the environment.

The centre received a Merit Award in the Outstanding Recreation Facility Category at the New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) Awards in New Plymouth.

This award has six different criteria including innovation, community engagement, excellence, achievement, efficiency and effectiveness and sustainability.

The judges said they were particularly impressed with the Event Centre’s responsiveness to a changing and growing market.

“It was the Centre’s ability to respond quickly to the rapidly changing and expanding community, the diversity of use and great growth figures within a relatively short space of time that was most impressive,” Robyn Cockburn from NZRA said. 

Also at the Selwyn Responsible Business Awards recently the Lincoln Event Centre picked up a Gold Award.

The judges highlighted the centre’s water conservation efforts, particularly through the new irrigation system and encouraging customers at large events to manage their food waste responsibly. 

Lincoln Event Centre manager Ginny Bowden said staff at the centre work extremely hard to provide a quality facility with a wide range of services. 

“To be recognised by our peers as being an outstanding recreation facility is a real honour,” she said.