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Restoring our Wetlands

In mid-October Ōtautahi/Christchurch hosted the 11th International Wetlands Conference. What had been planned as a face-to-face event, was hosted as a virtual event due to Covid restrictions.

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Bund views

Residents get expansive views across the estuary of the Heathcote and Avon Rivers/Ihutai when they’re enjoying the new shared path on top of the bund in South New Brighton Park.

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Help is on its way

When Christchurch residents report an issue with their water, various Citycare Water teams step in to ensure the problem is repaired in a timely way.

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Collaborating to fix water issues

Thousands of residents report water reticulation problems in Christchurch each month and prioritising the fixes is a continuous exemplar of collaboration between the council and Citycare Water.

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Views for the hot pools

A bit of ingenuity goes a long way and for bathers at the He Puna Taimoana hot pools in New Brighton it means the sea views now extend to the horizon.

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An extraordinary repair

Repairing the only pipeline supplying water to the northern half of Balclutha recently involved ingenuity and extensive health and safety measures due to the tricky location suspended above the Clutha River.

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Picnic in a forest

Christchurch residents will benefit from a new community resource to celebrate the connection between the city and river.

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COVID-19 sampling

As wastewater testing has been extended around New Zealand during the latest COVID-19 outbreak, smaller communities have become involved and Citycare Water’s Clutha team has played an important part in this early warning system.

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TLC for critical assets

Water and wastewater pump stations across Christchurch are currently being refurbished by Citycare Property to update the city council buildings which are a critical part of the community’s infrastructure assets.

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Supporting Timaru

Citycare Water is celebrating the extension of its Three Waters maintenance services contract for Timaru District residents for a further two years.

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Schedulers - behind the scenes of smooth running operations

Let’s take a look behind the scenes in our scheduling department. Wearing many hats, they are first responders, workflow managers, matchmakers and a great bunch of friendly people. Watch for more…

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Hoon Hay School redevelopment

Refurbishment of the school hall was the first step in Hoon Hay Te Kura Kōaka’s redevelopment undertaken by Citycare Property’s Construction Team in Christchurch.

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Enjoying a non-traditional role

Labourer-operator Georgia Grice stands out as a female working in a non-traditional role for Citycare Property and she’s keen to support young women who are motivated to work in the physical and practical side of the construction industry she loves.

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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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Going with the flow

By its very nature, provision of water services involves working in the local environment and Citycare Water Dunedin confronted the ebb and flow of the tides during an emergency repair in Karitane recently.

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In the swim

Kids’ squeals of delight prove the enhancements at the Franklin Pool and Leisure Centre in Pukekohe are a great success.

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Isleworth School redevelopment

Construction of the first stage of redevelopment at Isleworth School in Christchurch is well underway as curious kids eagerly watch their new multi-purpose hall space take shape.

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Viable water alternatives

With drought conditions in our largest city now well established, investigating and developing viable alternative water sources for Aucklanders has become an integral part of Citycare Water’s work.

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Mission Bay enhancements

Ninety large new bollards have been made and installed by Citycare Property in Mission Bay to protect the Selwyn Reserve for Aucklanders to enjoy.

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Out-of-the-box thinking

The life of four odour-control biofilter beds at the Tahuna wastewater treatment plant in Dunedin has been extended with some remediation work by Citycare Water developed through some out-of-the-box thinking.

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Edgewater College accessibility bathroom

Schools often require learning support property modifications and Citycare Property assists the Ministry of Education by providing building expertise to schools.

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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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New era for surf lifesaving club

New Zealand’s oldest surf lifesaving club in the Christchurch suburb of New Brighton is getting a new club house built by Citycare Property.

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Female role models

Encouraging women to work in non-traditional roles in the infrastructure industry is a key strategy to improve diversity for Citycare Water.

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DOC condition assessment on Kawau Island

A visit to Kawau Island was recently required as part of Citycare Property’s condition assessment of Department of Conservation assets. We’re proud to be a trusted advisor to DOC in support of their work to protect some of New Zealand’s most precious places.

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CCTV camera detectives

Closed-circuit television specialists are the Citycare Water detectives who investigate what is causing stormwater and wastewater pipe blockages for councils all over New Zealand.

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Bespoke water treatment projects

Apex Environmental specialises in the design and build of bespoke water and wastewater treatment plants of all sizes throughout New Zealand, solving the challenges often thrown up by remote locations, having to integrate works into existing facilities and the unique environmental circumstances of each site.

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Runway mowing

If you happen to be flying to or from Christchurch these holidays – keep an eye out for the specialist Citycare Property airfield grounds team when you are on the runway.

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Citycare Board Appointment

The Board of Christchurch City Holdings Limited (CCHL), the wholly owned investment arm of Christchurch City Council and shareholder in CityCare Ltd, has appointed Kevin Young to the Board of Citycare effective 1 January 2021.

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Graffiti removal specialists

Keeping Christchurch clean of graffiti vandalism takes a lot of care and attention.

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Citycare Water and Citycare Property Announce CE Appointments

Following the departure of Onno Mulder as CEO of Citycare Group in October 2020, the Board of Citycare have confirmed the positions of Tim Gibson as Chief Executive Citycare Water and Peter Lord as Chief Executive Citycare Property.

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Kids love their beautiful new school

Happy teachers and enthusiastic kids are celebrating a fantastic new school in Christchurch with Citycare Property’s rebuild of Bamford School in Woolston coinciding with a new name – Ngutuawa School.

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First All-of-Government FM contract underway

Citycare Property this month begins a new Facilities Management Services agreement with the Department of Internal Affairs, Te Tari Taiwhenua (DIA).

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Woolston Village upgrade

Safer streets and an attractive neighbourhood to walk, bike and drive in – that’s all on track for a revitalised Woolston Village in eastern Christchurch.

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Technology reduces the risk of untreated water discharge

In a first for the Southern Hemisphere, Citycare Water is using the latest technology to pinpoint temperature changes in water networks and reduce the risk of untreated water being discharged into the environment.

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Streetscape reconstruction experts

Residential streets age just like residents and sometimes a major facelift or reconstruction is required.

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Re-using precious Auckland water

Citycare aims to always work collaboratively and sustainably so embraced the opportunity that water restrictions in Auckland created for both.

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A bit of snow doesn’t stop us!

Snow, hail or rain – Citycare teams work 24/7 in communities all over New Zealand regardless of the weather.

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Massive storage compound fuels the South Island

Improved fuel supply capacity for the South Island was achieved with Citycare Civil’s successful construction of major upgrades to Mobil Oil New Zealand’s storage tank compound in Lyttelton.

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Resignation of Citycare CEO

Citycare Group has announced the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Onno Mulder.

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New solution to an old problem

Maintaining public facilities also involves continuously looking out for new ideas and innovative ways to assist our customers and maximise value for community initiatives.

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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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Inspirational libraries

Community libraries are treasures in New Zealand and Citycare Property is proud to have refurbished three of these neighbourhood assets in two different cities recently.

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Safely managing traffic

Road works create potential hazards for traffic, pedestrians, cyclists and shoppers, so Citycare Civil’s traffic management crews play a crucial role to keep everyone safe while work proceeds.

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Turf transformation for polocrosse

A fiercely competitive front row tussle can rough up the rugby field, but nothing like the impact of constant, thundering, steel horses’ hooves over a weekend of polocrosse.

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A small leak leads to a massive hillside clean-up

Innovative thinking by the Citycare Water maintenance team was needed recently to solve the difficult problem of a hillside washout caused by a small water leak at Taylor’s Mistake, Christchurch.

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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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Continuous road maintenance

Even with fewer vehicles on the roads, faults such as potholes still appear.

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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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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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On call 24/7

Wastewater pipes still get blocked regardless of New Zealand being in Alert Level 4 or 3 and Citycare Water teams are on call 24/7.

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Water and humour essential in Dunedin

Sharing a laugh is an essential part of the team culture as the Dunedin Citycare Water staff provide continuous water supplies, stormwater drainage and wastewater treatment for the city’s residents and businesses through a 1,450-kilometre pipe network.

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Essential access to toilets

Bus drivers and waste management teams need access to public toilets during the national COVID-19 lockdown and councils around New Zealand have kept some public restrooms open for their use.

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Fixing burst pipes

Work is different every day for the Citycare Water construction team in South Auckland – and that’s how John Quinn loves it.

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Maintaining healthy buildings

Keeping buildings healthy is an essential service for Citycare Property teams around the country who maintain heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) services whether or not people are working in or using the facilities.

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Aquatic weeding to prevent flooding

Aquatic weed removal crews in Christchurch have received lots of compliments from the public as they’ve walked by during their exercise breaks in the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Essential work in all weather

A few days of rain in the early stages of the national COVID-19 lockdown has meant a team of 28 workers in the Citycare Water Christchurch land drainage and waterways team has been busy clearing stormwater grates and checking essential stormwater outflows.

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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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Seaside hot pools for Christchurch

While opening day is postponed during the national state of emergency due to COVID-19, a new seaside facility in Christchurch will provide lots of relaxing and soothing fun for bathers once things are back to normal.

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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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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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New Build Underway

Citycare Property is currently working on a new build at Linwood Avenue School in Christchurch. Stage one of this two stage project was completed in December 2019 and comprises four teaching spaces and a high dependency unit.

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Protecting the Plant

Tauranga City has recently completed a significant project to connect the Matapihi community facilities and nearby properties to the public wastewater network. The Council agreed to connect the community’s two marae, Waikari and Hungahungatoroa, the kura and kohanga reo to the network at the same time.

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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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Christmas at Christchurch Airport

The Christmas decorations at Christchurch Airport are always a bit of a talking point for visitors to the city. This year, Citycare Property adorned several large Christmas trees, both inside and outside the terminal, and put up more than 45 metres of Christmas garland.

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Getting the green light

In New Zealand’s second biggest city, maintenance on and under the roads is a daily occurrence. The cones go up and traffic is diverted or safely navigated around the workers who are going about their jobs repairing pipes, mending road surfaces or improving and building new roading systems. The planning...

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Sleeping Easy

Citycare Property has secured the contract for scheduled maintenance work on the new Novotel Hotel at Christchurch Airport, with an anticipated start date of mid to late November.

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Sumner School


Citycare Property is fast gaining a reputation for delivery of excellence in the education sector, with new builds requiring the important capacity to accommodate ongoing school activities during the construction process. This requires a special skill set and transparent client relationship.

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Avon Loop Work Underway

In October, Citycare Civil started regeneration work on Christchurch’s Avon Loop contract for Ōtākaro. This is the last stretch of work required to complete the new pedestrian and cycle friendly pathway from Fitzgerald Avenue to the Health Precinct.

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The Citycare Group has reported a net loss after tax of $724k for the 2019 financial year.

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Like baking a great cake

Out on Springs Road, Christchurch, on a site that used to be a gravel pit for the Christchurch City Council quarry, there is a small but busy area of land behind a Citycare fence where there is some hot stuff going on.

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On Site with Emily Sutton

Emily Sutton works at Citycare as a Sheet Piling/Digger Operator in the Civil team. Not for the faint hearted, her role involves operating a large, complex piece of machinery, driving large sheets of steel into the ground to make a safe structure to work in.

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Woolston Community Facility Wins Award

Citycare are proud to have been awarded a Silver for the Woolston Community Facility at the recent Master Builders Commercial Project Awards. Citycare was engaged by Christchurch City Council to construct this new contemporary library for the local community.

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Stratford District Council – Three Waters Contract

Citycare Water have added Stratford District Council to our long list of District Council clients, meaning we now provide maintenance for this critical infrastructure for some 1.9 million New Zealanders.

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Cutting a rock with persistence

When Renuka Narayan began her career at Citycare as a gardener for the streetscape contract in Christchurch in 2008, she never dreamed where her career would take her. Now more than a decade later, she lives in Auckland as Operations Manager Auckland OSM for Citycare Group.

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Simple Steps to Strong Relationships

Relationships matter and a good relationship is built on trust, follow through and most importantly collaboration, says Cindi Crooks Relationship Manager at Citycare.

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Reeling and Marking

Dunedin's Sunnyvale Park football pitch is ready for action in this season's football season, with the Citycare Property team preparing the ground to host home games in the national men's and women's leagues.

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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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Smart solutions for parks and recreation management

Smart technologies are increasingly allowing communities to cater for the recreational needs of all individuals, including people of all ages and abilities. Citycare Property is enabling this shift towards greater inclusion by developing better, smarter, more connected open space maintenance solutions.Read about it in NZ Local Government Magazine

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Citycare Property appointed to All-of-Government panel for FM services

Citycare Property's long-running campaign to win a significant Central Government business opportunity has come to fruition with the company's appointment to a six-member panel to deliver an All-of-Government contract for Facilities Management services.

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