To Recognise Excellence in Conserving and Restoring Railway and Tramway Vehicles and Infrastructure
To foster high standards in conservation and restoration of New Zealands rail heritage, FRONZ gives annual awards to recognise the best work completed in the previous year. These are awarded at the Annual Conference at Queens Birthday Weekend (weekend of the first Monday in June).
Awards currently presented at Conference are:-
|Award||Prize||Awarded By||2016 Recipient|
|Shantytown Steam School - Steam Locomotive Restoration Award||$2,000 & Trophy courtsey of Tai Poutini Polytechnic & Shantytown||FRONZ||
Mainline Steam Heritage Trust for Ja 1240 'Jessica'
|KiwiRail Infrastructure Improvement||$2,000 & Trophy courtesy of KiwiRail||FRONZ||Western Springs Railway - MOTAT for relaying and improving their mainline and yard areas.|
|Tramway Restoration Award||$500 towards a “Study Trip to an Australasian destination” courtesy of ‘The MOTAT Society’||FRONZ||
Wellington Tramway Museum for restoring 'Fiducia' type tram 260.
|Carriage / Guards Van Restoration Award||$500 & Trophy, courtesy of Dunedin Railways||FRONZ||
Mainline Steam Heritage Trust for restoring AO48.
|Z-Minitankers Award for improvements to diesel/petrol engined rail vehicles.||Plaque, and $500 of Z vouchers.||FRONZ||Mainline Steam Heritage Trust for Price shunter No. 213.|
|Goods / Service Wagons Restoration Award||$500 towards a “Study Trip to an Australasian destination” courtesy of ‘The MOTAT Society’||FRONZ||
Silverstream Railway for restoration of high-sided wagon La 18921.
|AON Young Achievers Award||Up to $1,000 towards the costs of attending next years Conference, courtesy of Aon Risk Ltd||FRONZ||Elliot Baptist of the Bush Tramway Club.|
|Rail Heritage Trust Restoration Award||Plaque||Rail Heritage Trust||
Ormondville Rail Preservation Group for restoration of their goods shed.
|Weta Workshops Award for Creativity & Imagination in Rail Preservation||Trophy Courtesy of Weta Workshops||Sir Richard Taylor|
|P S Heighton Award For Excellence||$500 towards a “Study Trip to an Australasian destination” courtesy of ‘The MOTAT Society’||P S Heighton||John St Jullian for picking up the reins with the Mechanical Sector of the Glenbrook Vintage Railway.|
|Tourist & Heritage Rail Safety Award Application Form||$1000, Certificate and Plaque||NZTA||Goldfields Railway for their proactive approach to improve level crossing awareness in their community.|