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Kiwi hotel chain lends muscle power to the great NZ Clean Up

Kiwi hotel chain lends muscle power to the great New Zealand Clean Up

An army of over 90 staff from the country’s only 100% New Zealand owned hotel chain will take to the streets and beaches across the country to clean up their neighbourhoods as part of Keep NZ Beautiful Clean Up Week.

Heeding the call from Kerry-Ann Gibbs, General Manager at the Scenic Hotel Te Pania in Napier, General Managers from Scenic Hotels across the country have rallied their staff and registered with Keep NZ Beautiful to don gloves and fill bags with litter.

“We’ve got a strong commitment to environmental and sustainability issues across the Scenic Hotel Group, so getting involved with this iconic nationwide clean up was a natural fit,” says Kerry-Ann. “The team here at Te Pania is keen to get out and clean up the beach and streets around our hotel. It’s a good team-building exercise and it benefits our local community. This is our place too, and we want everyone to be as proud of it as we are.”

The Scenic Hotel Group has a range of properties throughout New Zealand, from Gore to the Bay of Islands, including the 3 ½ star Heartland Hotels and the four-star-plus Scenic Hotels and Suites

Teams from Scenic Hotels in Napier, Marlborough, two Dunedin properties and both the Scenic Suites and Heartland Hotel in Queenstown will bring around 100 pairs of hands to the Clean Up, which has been running for over two decades.

Tracy Shackleton, Keep NZ Beautiful project co-ordinator, says getting Scenic Hotel Group’s support for the Clean Up is a great endorsement. “We can never have too many hands for our clean up week, and to have Scenic Hotel Group organised and ready to go across the country is wonderful. I hope others will follow this great example, register with us and get out and clean up so New Zealand is looking its best for all the international visitors coming over for the Rugby World Cup.”

Staff from Scenic Hotel Te Pania will be clearing the main beach in front of the hotel, the War Memorial, Convention Centre and surf club on Friday 26 August.


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