Source: OurAucklandThe Fukuoka Garden in Western Springs Lakeside Park has won Best Overall Project and Best Local Government Project at the Sister City New Zealand Awards – an annual programme recognising outstanding sister city initiatives that foster international understanding and friendship. The Fukuoka Garden is a redevelopment of the original garden built in Auckland Zoo, which was gifted to Auckland in 1989 from Japan’s Fukuoka City in recognition of the sister city relationship. The relocation of the garden from its original site was part of an expansion plan for the zoo.
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