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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 …

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, …

How to Look After Your Lawn During Winter?

No doubt winter poses a big problem for our lawns. So how do you keep your lawn healthy during the cold season? Many of us start to panic when our lush green lawn begins to lose its colour and becomes dormant. However, this is a common sign for a healthy winter lawn. Whilst you can’t …

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 …

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 …

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 …

What a Difference a Couple of Months Has Made!

Spring is undoubtedly one of the most exciting times for our horticultural team. Especially when, back in August, Urban Maintenance Systems (UMS)’ horticultural team remade the Japanese Garden in Henderson Town Centre. Now that spring has arrived the garden is full of lovely fresh new foliage and it has completed its transformation. UMS’ Regional Coordinator …