Photograph of Temple Basin by Bridget Reweti
Image: Bridget Reweti | ©


Awards offered by DOC for achievements in conservation.

Loder Cup

The Minister of Conservation awards the Loder Cup for outstanding achievements in plant conservation work in New Zealand.

Find out more about the history of the Loder Cup and the winners going all the way back to 1929.

Loder Cup Award

NZ Environmental Hero of the Year Te Toa Taiao o te Tau

DOC and Ministry for the Environment joined forces for an award category in the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards Ngā Tohu Pou Kōhure o Aotearoa.

The 2022 winner is Charmaine Bailie. Read her story

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