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Graffiti removal on the menu

Graffiti removal on the menu

Dunedin (Monday, 1 September 2014) - Keep Dunedin Beautiful (KDB) has jumped at the offer of help with graffiti removal as part of the BNZ’s ‘closed for good’ day on Thursday 4 September.

KDB coordinator Darlene Thomson says one of the worst affected walls in Dunedin is the retaining wall of the new motorway next to the railway tracks.

“This location necessitated much coordinating and goodwill of several businesses and groups.

“KiwiRail was quick to get on board and supply and pay for the necessary safety procedures. KDB has supplied and paid for the necessary painting tools, and Resene has supplied the paint.”

Meanwhile, the Transport Agency has paid for flaxes and other plants that will be put in after the paint-out has taken place, to help eliminate further vandalism on site. Coastal Otago highway network manager Marcos Santana says “the Transport Agency is happy to get behind this particular project that delivers positive benefits for the community.”

Task Force Green is supplying the painting expertise as well as the labour required to plant the 100 shrubs, and staff from Dunedin BNZ will paint out the graffiti.

“It’s great to see so many groups coming together with one purpose of helping to keep Dunedin beautiful,” says Mrs Thomson.

The work will be carried out between 10am to 12 noon (weather permitting) on Station Rd off South Rd Caversham.

The BNZ’s ‘closed for good’ initiative is New Zealand’s biggest day of corporate volunteering and sees BNZ stores and offices around New Zealand close their doors for a day so staff can help their community and not-for-profit groups with projects that support the wider community.

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