Local couple given lifetime award

Myall Koala and Environment Group Hawks Nest & Tea Gardens, NSW

Giving is a good cause for living, according to Kevin and Anne Haskew, who have just been made life members of the Myall Koala and Environment Group (MKEG).

The couple were presented with Certificates of Appreciation and Life Membership of the MKEG annual general meeting at the Tea Gardens Hotel on 17 May.

“It’s a great group of people to work with giving a good cause for living” said Kevin.

Anne and Kevin joined the MKEG in 1997. Anne has been a scrupulous treasurer and bookkeeper since 1999 while Kevin was President from 2001 till 2014, apart from a couple of years out. Secretary Ian Morphett said Kevin had been particularly renowned for his incisive submissions to Council and State Government on environmental and planning matters.

“The local and state government lobbying role is one Kevin Haskew has carried out with great skill over many years,” said Ian. “We would welcome with open arms any person who has a knowledge of local and state planning policies and can concisely articulate in writing, submissions in support of or in opposition to matters that affect our local, or sometimes wider, environment.”