Help keep New Zealand beautiful

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Keep New Zealand Beautiful is again asking Kiwis to ‘Do The Right Thing’ and keep Aotearoa clean with the return of G.J Gardner Homes Clean Up Week on September 9-15.

During this week, clean ups all around the Bay of Plenty have been organised for everyone to take part in and to do their bit to keep New Zealand beautiful.

The annual community pride initiative run by KNZB is aimed at empowering communities to work together to keep their corner of New Zealand cleaner, safer and more beautiful.

“G.J. Gardner Homes Clean Up Week is one of the biggest initiatives in our calendar,” says KNZB CEO Heather Saunderson.

“It’s an opportunity for businesses and community groups plus individual New Zealanders to be empowered to do the right thing. Through our accumulated actions we create a movement against littering that reaches every corner of the country.”

This year, KNZB is embracing the plastic free movement and reducing their carbon footprint by encouraging volunteers to arrange their own clean up kits using sustainable resources.

In 2018, more than 50,000 volunteers came together to pick up over 68,000kg of litter from across New Zealand. KNZB is setting their sights even higher for 2019 and are on a mission to create a bigger and better Clean Up Week than ever before.

Managing Director of G.J Gardner Homes Grant Porteous says they are excited to partner with KNZB for another year.

“We are a proud Kiwi-owned and operated family business, and we care deeply about the beautiful country we call home. We fully support the work Keep New Zealand Beautiful do in this space, and our continued partnership is a result of our joint dedication to making New Zealand litter-free.”

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Posted on 13-09-2019 19:51 | By Yadick

Keep NZ beautiful is more than a week. Don’t get me wrong, it’s an important, great and positive idea. KEEP NZ beautiful refers to ’keeping’ so come on council/s be proactive and do the right thing - make the transfer stations affordable to use. Why do you think people dump on the sides of roads, reserves etc (and it certainly IS NOT justified), make it affordable and you won’t have the massive clean up bill to deal with. Drop the price to save money and keep NZ beautiful.

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