Be in to win

Be in to win great prizes in this year’s MHAW challenges

With a special thank you to our wonderful sponsors!


MHAW lockout

Participate in the MHAW Lockout. Tell us about your lockout plans before Friday 7 October and go in the draw to win!

Organisations registered on our calendar will go in the draw to win a spectacular gourmet cake (3 to win), picnic boxes (2 prizes of 10 meals each) and a morning tea sponsored by Little Bird Organics with delicious tea from Storm and India Tea Sisters to enjoy on the day, as well as wall decals to decorate the office and much more.

Individuals who join our event on Facebook will go in the draw to win DOC hut passes, Lewis Road Creamery vouchers, boxes of Hubbards muesli bars, Ceres snack packs, Storm and India Tea Sisters gift packs and much more.

Photo-a-day competition

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To celebrate MHAW and get you connecting with nature, we’re having a photography challenge!

Every day from 1–16 October, we have a different theme to inspire you. This challenge is for everyone – you don’t need to have a fancy camera or a fine arts degree, we just want to see how YOU connect with nature.

Post your photo on your (public) Twitter or Instagram page with the hashtag #MHAWNZ. Every day, we’ll pick one person to win the prize of the day! Daily prizes include $255 Dr Hauschka gift pack, 2x ferry tickets from Bluff to Stewart Island, Storm and India teas, two Peace Pods, Glassons vouchers and much more. The grand prize winner from the 16 daily winning photos will win a $300 Asics voucher as well as their prize of the day. 

See poster above for themes

It’s all about the hashtag #MHAWNZ 

Post about your MHAW celebrations on social media in the lead-up to, and during MHAW using our hashtag #MHAWNZ and go in the draw to win daily spot prizes including family passes to the Maritime Museum Auckland, The Cat Lounge Auckland, the Agrodome and Rainbow Springs in Rotorua, and the Penguin Colony in Dunedin.  

Colouring competition

Get the kids excited about nature with this colouring in competition! If you have children between the ages of four and 12, get them some coloured pens or pencils and they'll be in to win a $50 Prezzy card. 

Download A4 colouring competition

Download A3 colouring competition

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Please read our terms and conditions for entry into these competitions

The 5 natural ways

Five natural ways to wellbeing


Me Whakawhanaunga 

Connecting with nature is great for you! The beauty is in how simple it can be. Remember if you can’t get outside, you can always bring the outdoors in.


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Nature provides, it gives everything needed to not only survive, but thrive. Here’s some cool ways you can give back to nature:


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Take notice

 Me aro tonu

It's common to go about your daily life, oblivious to your natural environment. Take some time to be mindful of what’s happening around you.


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Keep learning

Me ako tonu

There’s always something new to learn and discover when you interact with nature:


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Be active

Me kori tonu

Getting outside exposure and exercising is good for your overall health and wellbeing, plus it strengthens you connection with nature:


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