Too often we think that picking up litter is someone else’s job - but collecting rubbish is such a simple way we can help our community, the environment and our own health and wellbeing.
This is why Resene is proud to sponsor the “Walk & Collect Weekend” on December 7 and 8. Take a walk over the weekend and collect a bag of rubbish in your community - it's simple but with a collective effort can make a big difference.
It's free to participate and there are prizes to be won - including a $200 Resene Gift Card! Simply head to their event page and register your interest.
When a Christchurch school lost four classrooms to fire, retired AMI Branch Manager Philip Buckingham knew how he could help.
Philip – “ When one of our offices is relocated or refitted as a flexi workspace, there are all sorts of useful items left behind — stationery, file cabinets, chairs, desks, computer monitor arms. For years now, we have gathered it all up and donated it to schools; initially those hit particularly hard by the Christchurch earthquakes. It’s hard to explain, but it’s just in our DNA at AMI to help people. After the Russley School fire, there was an urgent need to get the kids some stationery. On my way home, I went to the school and spoke with the principal, Greg Lewis. We couldn’t have asked for a better principal for the school, he is such a great guy.”
…read the full story here.
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I am putting this post up on behalf of a friend who owns Ivy Lane Florist at Spotswood. Steph does so much for others and has a community garden in front of her shop for locals and some low life has decided that they wanted it. Please if you see it let Steph know
Feeling gutted / disappointed.
This year I have had a big wreath on display on my entrance wall to the shop ... this morning i get to the shop and it's gone :-(
It's been cut right from the top so would have required 2 people, and it's the size of a large hula hoop so someone would have seen
We have provided a community garden outside the shop where you are welcome to take herbs and salad ingredients we even have strawberries - dont take my work!
Would be nice to get it back ... or I hope someone enjoys their stolen present .