Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Christchurch readies for Clean Up week

From: Michele Hider – Christchurch City Council
Communication Team

MEDIA RELEASE Thursday 4 September 2003

Christchurch readies for Clean Up week

Grab a group of friends or workmates and have fun, cleaning up your neighbourhood or another special part of Christchurch, for this month’s Clean Up New Zealand week ( 15-21 September).

The event, co-ordinated by Christchurch City Council, is part of the international United Nations ‘Clean Up The World’ programme and is sponsored locally by Hire a Hubby, McDonalds and The Warehouse.

It relies on individuals, groups, schools and business picking a site in their local area and cleaning it up. Across the globe, about 40 million people take part in the annual event, including more than 180,000 New Zealanders.

“Clean Ups can range from a family removing litter from a local park to efforts from companies such as Amcor Cartons, who are this year paying staff to remove graffiti in Hornby,” Clean Up New Zealand’s Christchurch co-ordinator, Nicola Martin says.

One of this year’s largest Christchurch clean-ups will be along the tow path track, off Settlers Cres, Ferrymead on Saturday 20 September, 10am –12.30pm. The Youth Hostel Association and Christchurch City Council park rangers, who are organising the event, are hoping as many people as possible will attend, Nicola says.

“We are encouraging everyone involved in the week to think about ways of reducing waste as they clean up. Bring along your old gardening gloves rather than use our plastic ones and take along a litter free lunch with no plastic wrap and a reusable drink bottle,” she says.

To register your event or be part of one of the week’s organised activities contact Nicola Martin on 941 8832. Free bags and gloves are available. Assistance with disposal of rubbish can also be arranged.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Suffrage 125: NZ A Trailblazer For Women

“We acknowledge the work of Kate Sheppard, Meri Te Tai Mangakāhia, and all of the suffragists who tirelessly campaigned for the vote. We also acknowledge the men who supported the cause and voted for the Bill to pass.

“Today we also need to ask each other: how we can continue to make our country a fairer and better place to continue the legacy of the suffragists.

“Aotearoa New Zealand has a female Prime Minister, we have women in cabinet. And I’m here as Acting Minister because the Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter is on maternity leave. New Zealand is a good place to be a woman!” More>>


Asylum: Refugee Quota Increasing To 1500

“The quota increase will take place from July 2020. In the meantime, we will work to increase the number and spread of refugee resettlement and support services. We need to make sure we’re prepared for this change in policy.” More>>


'Post-Settlement Era': Māori Crown Agency To Be Established

Cabinet has approved the final scope of the Māori Crown portfolio and agreed to establish an agency to oversee Government’s work with Māori in a post-settlement era, announced Crown/ Māori Relations Minister Kelvin Davis. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Military Roles In Iraq & Afghanistan

The politics of the deployment extension have degenerated into a slanging match about whether the previous National government was right or wrong to make the initial commitment to Iraq – and whether the extension is a responsible thing given our joint training role in Iraq with Australia, or is hypocritical in the light of prior statements made by a previous Labour leader... More>>


Commissioner To Be Appointed: Govt To Dismiss Board Of Whitireia And WelTec

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has made a preliminary decision to appoint a Commissioner to Whitireia and WelTec to address the two polytechnics’ financial woes. More>>


Open Government Action Plan: Government To Proactively Release Cabinet Papers

The Cabinet papers will be released no later than 30 business days after a Cabinet decision. This process will be in place for Cabinet papers lodged from 1 January 2019... More>>


NZ Initiative: Evidence Of "Huge" Government Waste

It is not so much that spending is being literally wasted. Rather the best performing countries are achieving much better outcomes relative to their spending. More>>





InfoPages News Channels