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Primary school students prepare for nationwide community invasion

More than 1,000 schools and 32,000 students throughout New Zealand have signed up to become community guardians, as part of an initiative that will turn classrooms into volunteer armies.​

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Innovation used to restore historic Sunnyside Fountain

Innovative 3D printing technology, alongside archived images from the 1970s, were used to help Citycare restore the historic Sunnyside fountain to its former glory. 

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1000 Auckland Grammar School students join Community Guardians for huge volunteer clean-up project in South Auckland

Reaching further into its Community Guardians platform, Citycare and the Sir Peter Blake Trust has completed a huge clean-up event in Auckland’s south, which was delivered by 1000+ Year 9 and 10 students from Auckland Grammar School as part of the celebration of the school’s 150th anniversary year.

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The steps Citycare Property’s Christchurch Airport team went through to install the 32 Kiwi character bollards outside the domestic and international terminal buildings were almost as multi-faceted as the characters themselves: build infrastructure to hold the bollards in place while being decorated, prime them ready for painting, apply protective clear lacquer to each completed character, then drill the holes and lock them into place facing towards the exiting travellers – all the time keeping them under wraps until they could be unveiled to an unsuspecting public.

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Recycling city infrastructure for special needs children

Obsolete equipment and materials from around Christchurch is getting a new lease on life at a special needs children’s playground in New Brighton’s Rawhiti Doman.

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Thermal weeding gets up a head of steam

Our thermal weeding unit sprays weeds with super-heated steam, while our weed-seeking technology uses infrared sensors to detect and spray a weed with pinpoint accuracy. Both techniques offer more sustainable weed control solutions.

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Community partnership in action in South Auckland

The freshly mown parks and school grounds around Randwick Park in South Auckland hold a special meaning for many in the local community.

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32,000 primary school students sign up to Community Guardians through School Kit 2018

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​'6 Senses' approach to the Internet of simple Things

"​The Internet of Things is not a tide that will wash over you if you simply stand still: it is more of a tidal deluge that we can steady ourselves to navigate or allow ourselves to be carried up in its swirl, not knowing where or when it might spit us out," says Hugh Blake-Manson - Asset Optimisation Manager, Citycare Water

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A village of 'tiny shops' has opened in Linwood, Christchurch, creating a revitalised community hub for the area. 

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Community Guardians recognised with New Zealand Recreation Association award win

Community Guardians, the collaboration between Citycare Group and the Student Volunteer Army, was honoured at last week’s New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) Awards, being named ‘Outstanding Community Recreation Programme’.

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Building a reimagined city

​Citycare Group was instrumental in helping architecture students from all over Australasia bring their designs to life during FESTA, Christchurch's Festival of Transitional Architecture.

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Community Guardians: leading a nationwide shift in community engagement

A new collaboration between Citycare Group and Student Volunteer Army will capture the remarkable community spirit evident after a disaster, and scale that spirit into a sustained national movement.

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Citycare Water gets behind the wheel of LDV e-V80 Van

The LDV e-V80 panel van is one of the first 10 of these vehicles to arrive in New Zealand, and is now in use by Citycare Water on the streets of Christchurch.

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Citycare Group - steadily growing a national presence from the rubble of the Canterbury earthquakes

In the wake of the Christchurch earthquakes, Citycare Group became known as an exemplar of the notion that adversity breeds character, with its people working around the clock to restore essential services. Seven years on, the business has grown into one of the country's largest council-owned maintenance and construction companies.

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