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

 


Inspirational environmental message for tagged city wall

Inspirational environmental message for tagged city wall

Rotorua District Council (RDC) and Keep Rotorua Beautiful are embarking on another initiative to help spruce-up Rotorua’s inner city, this time with support from the local ‘Bully Free Bro’ campaign.

A frequently tagged wall in the Pukuatua Street alleyway next to Ronnies Café is being painted over with the environmental message ‘Be the solution, not the pollution’ on Saturday 7 June from 12 noon.

The catchphrase was coined by Rotokawa Primary School teacher Brigitte Holmes. It gained traction when one of her students, Storm Peita, used it as inspiration for his clean-up efforts which won him last year’s Keep Rotorua Beautiful’s (KRB) Environmental Award for primary school students.

The painting work is part of KRB’s Absolutely Tag Free project.

‘Bully Free Bro’ is a programme run by national organisation, Te Punanga Haumaru, which addresses and helps resolve the personal effects of bullying on society.

Councillor Karen Hunt, portfolio lead for the council’s Inner City Revitalisation strategy, said she was pleased the ‘Bully Free Bro’ community has come on board to help paint over an unsightly tagged wall with an inspiring message.

“The Absolutely Tag Free project was initiated to not only beautify our inner city but to help educate by introducing positive messages throughout our city. Quotes that the community can identify with on a personal level have the most impact, such as ‘Be the solution, not the pollution’, which obviously struck a chord with young Storm.”

Bully Free Bro coordinator Warren Tumarae said joining the Absolutely Tag Free project made sense for his team.

“Our kaupapa is to increase positive messaging in our communities. We’re proud to have been invited to participate in this positive project because it benefits our youth and our city. Inspiring and educating our young people is key to the success of any programme.”

Locals and visitors are encouraged to go along and watch the ‘Bully Free Bro’ team painting the alleyway wall on Pukuatua Street on 7 June from 12pm to 2pm. They can also support the group’s $1 sausage sizzle, with all proceeds going to the Bully Free Bro campaign.

[ENDS]

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Foreign Affairs: NZ Begins Presidency Of UN Security Council

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed the start of New Zealand’s month-long Presidency of the United Nations Security Council in New York. More>>

ALSO:


Labour: Cash For Charter Schools, Mould For State Schools

“Recently released financial statements show the Whangarei charter school He Puna Marama received $3.9 million in government funding to the end of last year. Yet their audited accounts show they only spent $1.4 million on education, leaving almost $2.5 million over two years unaccounted for." More>>

ALSO:

Kiwirail Plans Shift From Electric: National Urged Not To Take Backwards Step

The National Government shouldn’t drag New Zealand backwards by replacing its climate friendly electric trains with carbon-polluting diesel trains, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Capital Connection:

Harmful Digital Communication Bill Passes: Focus Must Be On Education

InternetNZ acknowledges the passage of the Harmful Digital Communications Bill into law this afternoon, and says that the sooner the education efforts at the heart of the legislation start, the better... More>>

ALSO:

3-Year Transport Plan: No Plans On Six Northland-Election Bridges

The Transport Authority’s decision to fund only four of the 10 bridges promised in National’s shameless Northland by-election bribe is a huge embarrassment for Transport Minister Simon Bridges, Labour’s Transport spokesperson Phil Twyford says. More>>

ALSO:

Gaza Blockade: Māori TV Crew Returning Safely From Israel

A Māori Television crew will be flown back from Israel after their boat was detained by the Israeli Navy while attempting to break the Gaza blockade. More>>

ALSO:

Family Violence: Increasing Reporting But Fewer Resolutions

“We are aware the Police have embarked on a significant programme of change in how they respond to family violence. The data suggests that adequate resourcing including investing in staff training, support and culture change will be required for this to be effective.” More>>

ALSO:

Health: NZ Children Still Suffer Rickets From Lack Of Vitamin D

Vitamin D deficiency continues to cause rickets in young New Zealanders, new University of Otago research has found. The researchers say that their finding suggests that at-risk mothers and children should be better targeted for Vitamin D supplementation. More>>

Also GPs, Housing, Milk: PM Press Conference On The UN Security Council

In a press conference today the Prime Minister discussed the upcoming appointment of New Zealand to chair the UN Security Council. He said they would put pressure Asad in Syria and attempt to “jump start” negotiations between Israel and Palestine. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news