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Gumdrop Saves the Environment and Reduces Costs

UMS New Zealand and Civic Contractors are thrilled to have started a trial of the Gumdrop at Auckland Council‘s Te Manawa (the new library located at Westgate) and Auckland Council’s West Wave Pool and Leisure Centre in Henderson. Gumdrop Ltd was founded by Anna Bullus in 2009 to tackle the global problem of chewing gum …

UMS New Zealand Expands Its Services to Auckland Council

UMS New Zealand is expanding its range of services to Auckland Council. In addition to providing full facilities maintenance services to the Council’s buildings and open spaces, the team along with our delivery partners Recreational Services and Civic Contractors will now also undertake a significant range of streetscape services. These include town centre cleaning, litter collection, …

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 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 …

Restoring the Inanga Spawning Site on the Mahurangi River

We started off last week with a bang as Sophie Tweedle, Whitebait Connection Auckland Coordinator, sent a note of appreciation to our hardworking Parks Team. In particular, for restoring the Inanga spawning site on the Mahurangi River. What is An Inanga?  Inanga is New Zealand’s smallest whitebait species. The Department of Conservation has classified Inanga as …

UMS announces the formation of its New Zealand Advisory Board

Urban Maintenance Systems (UMS) announced today that it has formed an Advisory Board to assist in strengthening the company’s current commitment (Auckland Council Total Facilities Contract) and identifying means to capitalise on future growth opportunities across New Zealand. Among other matters, the Advisory Board will provide local counsel with respect to the Company’s corporate governance …

Waitakere Ward Councillor, Penny Hulse, recognised our teams hard work

Another proud moment for Urban Maintenance Systems (UMS) as Waitakere Ward Councillor (former Deputy Mayor of Auckland Council), Penny Hulse, recognised our teams’ hard work and determination to keep Auckland beautiful. She posted on social media on the 17th of January, 2018 with the below photos, captioned: “Biking around to various meetings out west yesterday I …

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 …

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 …