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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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Talented sculptor’s new home

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

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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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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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Numbers driving change

Looking at numbers and interpreting what they tell us, then using the numbers to inform people and drive change ignites Elizabeth Plew’s enthusiasm for her data analysis role at Citycare Property.

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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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Transfer stations upgraded

Christchurch waste and refuse transfer stations at Sockburn and Bromley have new metal ceilings and roofs as part of a 40-year renovation and upgrade managed by Citycare Property.

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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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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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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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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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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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Upgrade of fleet

Citycare Property is upgrading its fleet with the addition of modern vehicles which combine lower exhaust emissions and improved safety standards.

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Cost-saving upcycling

Polystyrene from the Pioneer Recreation and Sports Centre renovations in Christchurch has been upcycled and diverted from landfill, saving the Christchurch City Council thousands of dollars in the process.

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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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Plastic fence posts

Recycled plastic fence posts are one of the latest innovative products Citycare Property has on trial in Auckland.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shut the Gate!

The Christchurch Botanic Gardens have magnificent entrance heritage gates off Rolleston Avenue. Constructed over 100 years ago, the gates feature ornate iron work that reflect the time and period of design.

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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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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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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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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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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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New spider mower enables easier, safer access to maintain hard-to-reach areas

Citycare Property's new spider mower is a striking sight, as it negotiates the hard-to-reach areas in the company's open space maintenance contract in Dunedin.

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Robot or mowbot?

The future is here, and it’s in the guise of a small but perfectly-formed robot, or mowbot as it's affectionately called at Citycare.

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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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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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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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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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