Keeping Selwyn Beautiful
by Mike Isle
Keep New Zealand Beautiful has announced plans to open a local branch in Selwyn.
A meeting will be held at 7pm on August 29 at the West Melton Community and Recreation Centre. Community members are invited to attend and learn more about the work the group undertakes.
Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) is a not-for-profit charitable organisation that has been leading the way in educating New Zealanders on how to ‘Do the Right Thing’ since 1967.
KNZB carries out its work through local, grass-roots led, community-based KNZB organisations called branches. A KNZB local branch is a group of community members who are passionate about keeping New Zealand clean and green for the next generation of Tidy Kiwis and are ready to take the next step to lead the charge in their community to help fulfil KNZB’s mission.
Branches are community-run, community-led organisations that partner with KNZB in their area to perform three main functions: service, education and advocacy.
Keep New Zealand Beautiful plans to further develop its connection with Selwyn District Council, which will enable it to enhance local branch capability through this engagement process.
District councillor Craig Watson said Selwyn has people who care deeply about the next generation and our amazing district.
“Keep New Zealand Beautiful provides us with a new and exciting avenue to get involved in making Selwyn even more great. The commitment is only what you can put in, but the rewards are immeasurable for you, for your family and for your community.”