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Keep Napier Beautiful

Westshore Clock after Keep Napier Beautiful work completed.The Keep Napier Beautiful programme was established in 1994 as a pro-active partnership between Council and the community it represents.

The key objective of the programme is to promote community involvement and participation in activities which protect and/or beautify the environment of the city of Napier.

This has been very successful over the past 21 years to such an extent that the programme is now totally community based and council provides assistance when required.

For more details about Keep Napier Beautiful contact the secretary.

Projects undertaken by the Keep Napier Beautiful programme have been:

  • Gardens around the Westshore clock
  • The seats across from the Centennial Gardens
  • Gardens at the National Aquarium
  • Clean Up NZ Day

Grants available for Napier projects

"We're offering grants of up to $500, which may enable schools, marae, environment or community groups to buy plants, or garden materials to help them with their project, " says Cr Boag.

Keep Napier Beautiful has previously undertaken projects to beautify the city, such as the gardens around the Westshore clock, the seats across from Centennial gardens, the gardens at the National Aquarium. More recently, KNB has funded projects submitted by schools, churches and kindergartens to plant or upgrade their gardens.

Keep Napier Beautiful is offering grants of up to $500 throughout the year. Grant applications are welcome at any time, and will be considered as they are received, chair Maxine Boag said. The funds come from donations collected at the annual recycling day.

Fill in Application Form

Annual Recycling Day

The 2017 Keep Napier Beautiful Recycling Day will be held on Saturday, 4 November at Anderson Park, Greenmeadows (Freyberg Avenue side) from 8.30am until 12.30pm.

The recycling day uses the principle 'one man's waste is another man's treasure'. The purpose is to promote waste minimisation, diverting material from landfill whilst raising money for charity. Anyone can drop reusable items off for free and while there have a rummage through other people's goods, which can be purchased for a small donation.

Acceptable items:

  • Furniture
  • household goods
  • toys
  • tools
  • clothing
  • books
  • re-usable timber
  • paper/cardboard
  • plant pots and punnets
  • bottles and jars (NO sheet glass, unless framed windows)
  • household appliances (MUST be in working order)

Unacceptable items:

  • Fencing wire and wire netting
  • sheet and broken glass
  • car parts
  • commercial waste
  • domestic refuse
  • organic and garden waste
  • concrete and hazardous waste

Site marshals may refuse material that is not recyclable or reusable. It is important the public realises the event raises funds for charity and rubbish is not accepted. We are looking for genuinely reusable and recyclable items. All appliances must be in working order. Site marshals have discretion to ask more for items of a clearly higher value. All proceeds from the day will go to local charitable organisations and/or Community groups. Material left over at the end of the day will be taken to landfill, so it is hoped people with items to drop off will bring them as early as possible, to give them a better chance of being snapped up by bargain hunters. Hazardous waste is not accepted and is catered for by the Council's HazMobile service.

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