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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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Ready, Set, MOW!

At our Henderson depot, Urban Maintenance Systems (UMS) took delivery of eight John Deere 1580 Outfront Mowers – three rear discharge decks and five side discharge decks, for use throughout the Toru region. “These have been proven to outperform most other machines in their class. They’ll be a great asset in helping UMS meet the …

Auckland Ribbon Cutting – UMS

Urban Maintenance Systems (UMS) is proud to announce the official opening of its 1000 square metre Henderson depot! The new depot and staff it accommodates allow UMS to offer an expanded range of facility maintenance services throughout Auckland. UMS celebrated its opening with 130 staff and guests; including key people from Auckland Council and members …

Anticipation of the big move in!

Our Regional Coordinators and Team Leaders have been busy inspecting our new Henderson depot in anticipation of the big move in! UMS’ Elaine, Jeanine and Daniel have been working very closely on this project (each from different angles) to ensure the successful launch. Our Community Liaison, Elaine, has been engaged in transforming our depot by locating suitable furnishings …

Morning with the volunteers from Limited Service Volunteer

Urban Maintenance Systems (UMS) had a great morning with the volunteers from the Limited Service Volunteer (LSV) programme in Waitakere. LSV is a six-week hands-on motivational and training programme for young people run by the New Zealand Defence Force on behalf of Work and Income. This programme is for young people who are not in employment, …

UMS was presented the Key to Auckland City

Thursday the 29th of June marked a historic day for Urban Maintenance Systems (UMS) as our Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Flannigan, was presented the Key to Auckland City. The day represented a celebration of our working collaboration and more. After the karakia, UMS’ Managing Director and Leadership Team all repeated after the …