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Improving Our Society and Promoting Learning

At UMS’ Auckland depot, our team members are driven to improve our society and promote learning through supporting local initiatives and educating our apprentices. In September, our team members collaborated with a group of Year 11 students from Saint Dominic’s College to take part in a clean-up surrounding the Ranui areas. It is important for businesses, …

A Joint Audit with Auckland Council 

This week Terry and Ben combined work and exercise. A joint audit with the Auckland Council to check the condition of the Henderson Walkway/Cycleway was undertaken. What better way to assess the user experience than to actually have the experience! They were all out there on their bikes (Urban Maintenance Systems on E-Bikes) enjoying the fresh air and …

UMS Helped Aucklanders in Need

Late in April, the Mission reached out to the community for help as their stocks of canned food were nearly out. Each year the Mission provides around 13,000 food parcels to Auckland-based individuals and families in need. Each food parcel contains donated canned food from local businesses, communities or its purchased by the Mission itself. Some of the people that received these food parcels are homeless, struggling families, isolated elderly or those battling addictions …

UMS Turns One

1 July marked the one year anniversary of UMS operating and delivering services in Auckland. We couldn’t have delivered the great services we do to the communities of West Auckland and Rodney without our hard working NZ team so it was great to see a huge cake, complete with candle, shared in celebration. A big …

Excellence in Safety Recognition

UMS is proud to hand out its first Employee Award, for safety recognition, to Doug Archer. The culture in every business contributes positively or negatively to the health and safety of its employees. This award recognises the importance of establishing and maintaining a positive health and safety culture in our workplace. And implementing practices which …

Matakana War Memorial

It’s encouraging to hear such beautiful comments from clients like the Matakana War Memorial. The Matakana War Memorial is located at the entrance to Matakana Village, a small rural village in Northland, New Zealand. -994 Matakana Road, Matakana, North Auckland, New Zealand. The Memorial, unveiled in December 1919, comprises a large plinth of Oamaru stone …

Meri Kirihimete from the team at UMS

It’s hard to believe that the end of the year is almost here. The year has passed so quickly with much achieved over the past 12 months. With the festive season upon us, we turn our thoughts to family, celebrations, eating, drinking and perhaps travel. Meri Kirihimete! On behalf of the Board and the Executive …

Success for Ranui Community Garden at the New Zealand Flower and Garden Show!

Over the course of five days, one hundred exhibitors entered into the New Zealand Flower and Garden Show’s ‘Best in the Show’. Entrants were judged based on qualities such as command of space, use of design elements, use of materials and emotional impact. Convenor of judges, Pascal Garbe, said the quality of exhibitions were outstanding. There …

UMS visited the Ranui Community Centre

This week, Urban Maintenance Systems (UMS) visited the Ranui Community Centre to drop off the first of many loads of “redundant” plants. An agreement reached between UMS and the Ranui Community Gardens. These are plants either left unplanted (at the end of the season) or removed from Auckland Council gardens as they are ready for …

Commitment to Health and Safety

The Urban Maintenance Systems (UMS) team were out and about, last week, showing their commitment to health and safety. But this time, in a very different manner. The UMS team joined the Auckland Council staff as they filmed a health and safety induction video. The camera crew from Vision8 held the filming at Te Rangi …