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Talented sculptor’s new home

Deafblind Christchurch sculptor Donald Gibson is happiest when he is working on his latest artwork.

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Fish on drains

Blue fish plaques representing school pupils’ respect for their stormwater drains are cropping up all over Christchurch.

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Gateway to a job

Giving it a try and spending some valuable time alongside the Citycare Water teams while they work is becoming a true gateway to employment experience for high school students in Taranaki and Auckland.

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Back to the Classroom

During July members of the Citycare Water team took themselves back to the classroom to share their knowledge with a new generation.

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Creating fish habitats

Innovative landscaping by Citycare Property is providing native fish with new habitats in Christchurch waterways and enhancing water quality.

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Mentoring future engineers

Learning through experience is a sure way to promote interesting careers in the water industry and Citycare Water’s support for engineering internships fosters tomorrow’s workforce in this way.

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Experts at improving home healthiness

Renovations at social housing properties all over the country are expertly achieved by Citycare Property teams dedicated to ensuring tenants have warm, dry, safe and secure homes.

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Wild weather work

Wild weather events require Citycare Water’s teams to be on-call 24 hours, ready to get stuck in when the community needs them as storms hit.

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New Maraetai Beach bins

Maraetai Park at Maraetai Beach is cleaner for the public to enjoy after new bins were installed for Auckland Council.

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Celebrating success

The 2 in a Ute pilot project to maintain water sensitive stormwater assets has successfully established four mentor-mentee teams working in their local communities across Auckland.

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Endangered lizard protection

Getting up close and personal with New Zealand flora and fauna is part of Citycare Property’s work in open spaces – nevertheless relocating 72 native lizards recently was an unusual request.

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Te Mana o te Wai- Valuing our water

Water is such an integral part of our business and our lives outside the parameters of work that we want to mark World Water Day and celebrate the fantastic efforts our Citycare Water team make today and every day.

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Recycling electronic waste

Recycling and minimising the amount of waste going to landfill is an important goal for Citycare Property and Citycare Water.

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Two in a Ute - one year on

Two in a Ute is a local employment and upskilling to social franchise initiative delivering positive sustainable and socio-economic outcomes for our Auckland community.

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Supporting volunteer firefighters

Volunteer firefighters respond to the piercing sirens signaling an emergency in their community and all over New Zealand these tough and brave people juggle their work commitments and helping in a crisis.

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Cultivating a love of gardens

Citycare Property teams maintain gardens in the communities where we live and work, all over New Zealand, for everyone to enjoy.

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Getting stuck in

When a South Auckland childcare centre sought help for a massive stream clean-up, crews from Citycare Water and Two in a Ute stepped up for the environment.

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Ten years on: Our stories

Citycare teams worked tirelessly to repair and restore infrastructure after the catastrophic Christchurch earthquake of 22 February, 2011.

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Specialist firefighting team

Extreme summer heat and tinder dry conditions meant a specialist team of Citycare Property firefighters was in action recently at two fires on the Port Hills near Christchurch.

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Supporting water education

Helping Auckland school kids to learn more about the environmental consequences of our everyday lives is a cause Citycare Water is proud to support.

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Highlighting careers in three waters

Citycare Water’s core three waters business involves keeping our environment and waterways clean and healthy, something which is appealing to job seeking conservation volunteers.

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Encouraging road safety

A disused cul-de-sac in Christchurch’s red zone has been transformed into a vibrant and colourful learn to ride track thanks to a collaborative effort between Citycare, the Student Volunteer Army, Live in Vacant Spaces (LiVS) and Land Information New Zealand (LINZ).

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Water quality and sustainability lessons

Planting riparian buffers of native plants at a South Auckland waterway not only improves the local water quality, but also provides an opportunity for school students to learn about sustainability.

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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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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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