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

Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

The Government has approved a negotiating mandate for Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP11), which will ensure New Zealand businesses remain competitive in overseas markets.

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>

ALSO:

.

 
 

Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>

ALSO:

Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty: Agreement In Principle Signed With Moriori

“The Crown acknowledges Moriori was left virtually landless from 1870, hindering its cultural, social and economic development. The Crown also acknowledges its contribution to the myths that the people of Moriori were racially inferior and became extinct." More>>

ALSO:

Susan Devoy: Call For Inquiry Into State Abuse Reaches UN

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions. More>>

ALSO:

(Not National): Cross-Party Agreement On Pike River Re-Entry

The commitment was signed this afternoon by the leaders of Labour, United Future, The Maori Party, and the Green Party and, together with the earlier commitment by New Zealand First, means that there is now a Parliamentary majority behind the families’ fight for truth and justice. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election