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Keep Napier Beautiful ProgrammeTe hōtaka: "Kia ātaahua tonu a Ahuriri."

Established in 1994, this programme is a pro-active partnership between Council and community. The objective is to promote community involvement in activities that protect and/or beautify Napier. This includes our Annual Recycling Day, held each November.

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 for more than 20 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 chair - Maxine Boag 06 835 6495  or 021024 70484

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.

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Annual Recycling Day

The 2022 Keep Napier Beautiful Recycling Day will be held on 5 November, from 8.30am to 12 noon. 

The recycling day uses the principle 'one person's waste is another person'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
  • bric-a-brac
  • re-usable timber
  • paper/cardboard
  • bottles and jars (NO sheet glass, unless framed windows)
  • household appliances (MUST be in working order)
  • bicycles

Unacceptable items:

  • Fencing wire and wire netting
  • sheet and broken glass
  • car parts
  • commercial waste
  • domestic refuse
  • organic and garden waste
  • hazardous waste
  • TVs and computers
  • Broken furniture

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 who have a project to beautify a public space. At the end of the day left over material will be sorted for recycling, the remainder will be taken to landfill. 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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