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


Massive Effort By Kiwis To Clean Up The Country

Massive Effort By Kiwis To Clean Up The Country

A huge nationwide effort undertaken by schools, businesses, clubs and families has seen an estimated 190,000 people involved in Clean Up New Zealand Week activities (15--21 September).

Keen New Zealanders joined more than 1,145 groups who participated in a wide range of Clean Up activities, including litter removals, major clean ups of illegal dumping sites, and fashion and art shows made from litter.

Clean Up New Zealand Week project manager, Juliet Malins, says preliminary national results from the week show an increase in numbers involved this year.

"While exact figures have not been confirmed, registrations, reports throughout the week and council feedback indicate that more than 189,653 Kiwis collected rubbish and undertook rubbish reduction activites," says Ms Malins.

"It's great to see so many people taking a responsible attitude towards keeping the country clean and green."

This year schools nationwide led the Clean Up charge by taking part in the Reduce Your Rubbish Clean Schools Challenge, organised and run by the Clean Up New Zealand Trust.

Over 110,350 children from more than 545 schools answered the call to reduce their rubbish and compete for $4,000 cash towards an environmental initiative in their school, with the winning school yet to be announced.

Ms Malins says school children provided an inspiration for clubs, businesses, families and local councils throughout New Zealand to get involved and support the event.

"If every New Zealander thought about how they discarded their rubbish, our country would stay clean. We need to continue encouraging all Kiwis to work towards long--term solutions to reduce rubbish," says Ms Malins.

This year's Clean Up New Zealand Week was supported by the Ministry for the Environment and local councils, and the sponsors were TV3, McDonald's, The Warehouse and DDB Advertising.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Dealing Crackdown, Addiction Support: Government Action On Synthetics

The NZ Drug Foundation has welcomed the Government’s response to synthetic drug deaths. The response strikes a balance between giving law enforcement the tools they need to target criminal networks and changing drug law to make it easier for people to access help when they need it. More>>


Strategy Committee Unanimous: Wellington To Forge Ahead With Convention Centre

The three-storey Cable Street building, with around 18,000-square metres of floor space, will comfortably be able to host 1500 people for conventions. It includes a 1651sq m exhibition area that will attract international exhibitions too big for nearby Te Papa and provide an always-changing visitor attraction. More>>


Surveying The Surveillance: First IGIS Review Of Warrants Under New Act

The report sets out the Inspector-General’s interpretation of the new warrant provisions under the ISA and her expectations of the GCSB and NZSIS when they prepare warrant applications. More>>

SSC: 2018 Public Service Workforce Data Published

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has published the 2018 Our People, Public Service Workforce Data , which shows the Public Service is making significant progress in important areas. More>>


Sinking Cap: Auctions, Permanent Forests, Added To ETS

The move to auctions, signalled in an August consultation paper, will help put a cap on the number of emission units available over time. Annual announcements, looking forward five years, will help provide certainty for scheme participants, she said. More>>


Joint Select Committee Report: Achieving Smokefree 2025

In a historic first for select committees, the Māori Affairs Committee and the Health Committee presented their joint report on achieving the Smokefree 2025 goal to the House on Tuesday, 11 December 2018. More>>

"Shared Interests And Democratic Values": Peters To Visit USA

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters will travel to Washington D.C. for talks with US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and other senior members of the US Administration. More>>




InfoPages News Channels