The sun was shining and the BBQ was sizzling as Housing New Zealand tenants, staff and local volunteers all pitched in to help recycle and remove rubbish as part of Neat Streets, a community event led by Ōtara Papatoetoe Local Board in Auckland.
The event held on 18 May was designed to help the local community remove rubbish and learn more about how to better reuse, recycle and reduce waste.
Tenants were provided with skip bins to help remove rubbish and were offered free lawn mowing, as well as lawn mower and bike repair services. There was also a swap/meet and a composting workshop.
To keep the kids entertained, face painting and a bouncy castle was on site along with a free sausage sizzle.
Volunteers and services were also provided by
- Manurewa Marae,
- De La Salle,
- Māori Wardens and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
- Swap Sale,
- Abilities E Waste,
- Sims Pacific,
- Compost Collective and
- Mr Tee Bike repairs.