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:

The Kids: OECD Report Shows Huge Impact Of Poverty On Education

A new report from the OECD has again highlighted the negative effects of poverty, showing that disadvantaged children in New Zealand are more than six times more likely to underachieve in maths than children from wealthier homes. More>>

ALSO:

Pacific: NZ Pledges $500,000 To Help Address Zika

“With the Zika virus now confirmed in a number of Pacific countries, New Zealand is committed to helping limit the impact and spread of the virus in the region,” says Mr McCully. “New Zealand will provide $250,000 as a contribution to the WHO to implement the Pacific Zika Action Plan, and a further $250,000 to enable countries in the region to respond rapidly if required." More>>

ALSO:

Labour: Police Commissioner 'Doesn’t Get Force Needs'

The Police Commissioner has let down the public and his own force by insisting the police have what they need despite it taking a year to solve a burglary and overwhelming number of officers saying they are under-resourced, says Labour’s Police spokesman Stuart Nash. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The US Pressure To Expand Our Role In Iraq

Foreign news services are being more forthcoming about what the “next 12 months” will entail – essentially, the defence ministers will be under US pressure to increase their “training” role preparatory to an assault on the city of Mosul in northern Iraq. More>>

ALSO:

Parliament Restarts: Prime Minister’s Statement

Our policy agenda and legislative programme will reflect the Government’s four priorities: • to responsibly manage the Government’s finances • to build a more competitive and productive economy • to deliver better public services to New Zealanders, an • to support the rebuilding of Christchurch. More>>

ALSO:

NZEI Survey Report: Special Needs Students Missing Out

The survey revealed that around 16 percent of students were on schools’ special needs registers, but nearly 90 percent of schools’ special needs coordinators did not believe there was adequate support for students and their learning... More>>

ALSO:

Interim Report: Waitangi Tribunal On Ture Whenua Legislation

Labour on Proposed changes to Maori land rules: “To have Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson dismiss findings as ‘bizarre’ is totally disingenuous and disrespectful. What’s bizarre is Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell stubbornly pushing through this Bill before the Waitangi Tribunal has even completed its report..." More>>

ALSO:

Spy Update: Appointment Of GCSB Acting Director

GCSB Chief Legal Advisor Lisa Fong will become the Acting Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) from 15 February 2016, Minister Responsible for the GCSB Christopher Finlayson announced today. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news