A quiet street in South Auckland’s Māngere was recently full of activity when Housing New Zealand, maintenance contractor Spotless, and HLC put on a spring clean event for tenants living just outside the Māngere Development.
About 50 plumbing, carpentry and electrical Spotless sub contractors spent the morning knocking on doors and checking to see if the 23 households in the area needed a hand with any home maintenance.
Around 45 jobs were logged for Tagata Way and adjoining Elmdon Street, with many of them completed on the day. Six skip bins and five truckloads of rubbish were also removed.
Housing New Zealand’s Māngere office brought out the barbecue and cooked up sausages for tenants and maintenance workers. HLC brought along activities for children and set up a covered area where people could sit and have a cuppa.
The event also provided an opportunity to acknowledge eight students from Māngere and De la Salle Colleges who took part in work experience with Spotless subcontractors over the recent school holidays.
The students received a certificate from Spotless and a Westfield voucher from the sub contractors who mentored them.