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Upcycling waste timber and teaching gardening

Yummy vegetables galore is a fantastic outcome for South Auckland schools where Citycare Property is supporting the Garden to Table not-for-profit organisation.

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Kids making their world better

Primary school volunteers are in action all over New Zealand at the moment getting practical experience and making their world a better place through the Student Volunteer Army (SVA) Schools Programme in partnership with Citycare.

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Supporting and protecting public art

A fabulous new mural at The Point Squash Club in Ngāruawāhia has now been protected by special anti-graffiti paint supplied and applied by Citycare Property.

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Heat Pump Installation Nears End

Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust (ŌCHT) and Christchurch City Council (CCC) are on track for completion of heat pump installations into nearly all OCHT managed properties by the end of July 2020. The number of installations currently stands at 2000 with Citycare Property one of eight accredited installation contractors for the programme.

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Apprentices learning on the job

Citycare has always had a strong commitment to supporting on-the-job learning through apprenticeship pathways.

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Drought a community experience

Working local means Citycare teams are part of the communities where we live, experiencing life’s ups and downs alongside our friends and neighbours.

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A much loved tropical sanctuary

Tauranga’s Tropical Display House is a botanical wonderland maintained by Citycare Property horticulturalists with special devotion.

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Walking around Lyttelton Harbour

Kilometre by kilometre, Citycare Civil is helping Christchurch City Council by connecting communities around Lyttelton Harbour via an aspirational walkway from Godley Head to Adderley Head.

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Local knowledge essential

Locals taking care of critical assets in their communities – that’s the role of the 22-strong Citycare Water team providing three waters services to the Clutha District.

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Stepping stones in Randwick

Helping local people to learn skills and progress on the pathway to full-time employment is at the heart of a social enterprise called Stepping Stones Lawns, based in Randwick Park, South Auckland.

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Dealing in the muck

A bit of thanks from the public goes a long way to brighten the day for Citycare Water teams in South Auckland protecting the community by cleaning up wastewater spillages.

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Autumn’s essential street clearing

The autumn colours are beautiful but the leaves dropping in streets can create messy havoc and block stormwater systems, so Citycare Civil’s street sweeping teams have been on essential duty recently keeping local environments clear.

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H2O appreciation

With most Kiwis at home presently, there’s extra pressure on our water systems.

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Massive bollards in place

As locals take some solo exercise time in Seaside Park in Otahuhu, South Auckland, during the national COVID-19 lockdown, they’ll notice the huge new bollards in place separating the road and car park from the recreational area.

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A KEY BUSINESS UPDATE FROM CITYCARE RE COVID-19

A KEY BUSINESS UPDATE FROM CITYCARE RE COVID-19

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Helping protect our kauri

South Auckland’s first urban kauri dieback hygiene stations have been installed by Citycare Property at Clevedon Scenic Reserve in South Auckland and Kirks Bush in Papakura.

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Drought-stricken rural Aucklanders get emergency water

Residents in rural Auckland are tapping into Citycare’s water expertise to relieve unprecedented dry conditions.

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Sponsoring green fingers in the community

If you have green fingers or not – community gardens are places for everyone to explore and enjoy and benefit from the fresh seasonal produce fertilised with a heavy dose of love.

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Kayak ramp makes a big splash

The big splash of a kayak launching into the Avon River was a key part of the official opening of Christchurch’s Avon Loop by the Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Hon Megan Woods recently.

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The gift of community assistance

Six hundred student volunteers helped community groups landscape parts of the Red Zone in eastern Christchurch at the weekend – 10 years on from the devastating earthquakes.

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2 in a Ute

Citycare Water and Auckland Council have just launched an initiative to maintain water sensitive stormwater assets. These are naturalised assets that are intended to filter out pollutants from storm water run-off and improve the quality of the water that filters into Auckland’s waterways.

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Growing Kids That Care

Combining volunteer activity with project management skills, that are linked to the New Zealand primary school curriculum, is all part of the Student Volunteer Army (SVA) Schools Programme funded by the Citycare Group.

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Driving Inclusiveness

Misty Soper began her career at Citycare Civil as a temporary labourer cleaning the streets of Christchurch. She joined the team on 23 February 2011, one day after the Canterbury earthquakes. Her previous experience had been working as a manager of the Treehouse karaoke bar in the heart of Christchurch city.

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Christmas Clean Up

When thousands turn up to a party, it takes a lot to clean up!

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Tongan Church Clean Up

The Tongan Catholic Church and Citycare Property came together in late November to do a big clean-up of parks and reserves in Auckland. More than 300 people from Citycare Property and the church community picked up litter in six parks including Manukau Sports Bowl, Hayman Park, Mountfort Park, Ray Small...

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The Arcades Project

Christchurch’s Arcades Project has become a post-quake icon in Christchurch city. The project was designed and constructed by Te Pūtahi to offer a beautiful and dramatic addition to contribute to the look and feel of the city during the rebuild.

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Connecting the Community

On Saturday 27 July, the Student Volunteer Army (SVA) returns to the community where their work started. SVA’s Connect the Community programme began in 2013 after the earthquakes when the community came together to work on shared improvement projects.

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Navigate Initiative

The Navigate Initiative is a ground breaking new partnership, between the community and the Department of Corrections, to run an intensive reintegration unit inside the prison wire. The unit offers holistic reintegration support to prisoners to improve health and well-being, increase community connections and ultimately reduce re-offending after their release.

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Driving Sustainability

A perennial challenge for any business aiming to drive Sustainability relates in part to the cost of change. For Citycare, for example, with a substantial white fleet operating nationally, there is no magic commercial solution to pushing to ‘go green’, especially whilst the cost of electric vehicles (EVs) generally remains...

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Citycare Reduces Chemical Use

Every year thousands of litres of chemicals are used in cleaning our public toilet facilities. Citycare is now using products that are a blend of naturally occurring enzymes which are non-toxic, biodegradable and environmentally friendly.

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New plant protection invention used at The Big Give

While participating in The Big Give volunteer project at Christchurch's Styx River Catchment, the Student Volunteer Army were also one of the first to use Eco Gard plant protectors, the brainchild of 12-year-old entrepreneur Julia Christensen.

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Painting the Rainbow

Citycare Property's Wellington team were approached by Wellington Airport to see if they could paint a giant rainbow on the northern embankment of the runway. The 250m x 15m rainbow took three days to complete and will last for a few weeks.

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New electric mower stands up for the environment

Citycare Property's new electric stand-on mower is a quieter, safer option for maintaining popular parks and shared spaces, and is part of Citycare Group's drive to deploy more sustainable technologies in its operations.

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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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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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