Recreation Services has worked alongside Auckland Council for many years now and undertaken numerous different contracts over that time. 


Services We Provide

Auckland North Graffiti

On 1st July 2013 we commenced working on Auckland Council’s graffiti eradication program for the Auckland North Urban and Rural contract.

Two specialist staff members with fully equipped vehicles cover the vast North Auckland area and remove graffiti both proactively and reactively, once requests have been made to the Council’s customer service centre. Our eradicators operate seven days a week and have backup from the wider Recreational Services whānau, as well as our volunteers who have eyes all over the city. To be successful in eradicating graffiti, everyone in the community needs to play their part and by working collaboratively and in partnerships, we can achieve more than as individuals and drive home the message that graffiti vandalism is simply not acceptable.

Urban Maintenance Systems

In 2017 we also commenced work for Urban Maintenance Systems working with Auckland Council. This is one of the larger divisions within the whole company, which is divided into two divisions, which encompass Sports fields and Rural mowing/spraying.

Our team of 6 reach-arm tractors and 4 weed spraying trucks keep the rural road network in West Auckland and Rodney safe for road users. Our teams service over 750 individual roads keeping grass verges cut and road shoulders weed free.

Our team of reel mowers, rotary mowers, line markers and sports field specialists keep many of Auckland’s sports fields and cricket blocks in tip-top condition throughout the West Auckland and Rodney areas. Services include mowing, line marking, goal-post installation and cricket block upkeep and renovation. The sports field team tends to 156 summer sports fields, 124 winter sports fields and 128 goalpost sets! Sport codes include touch rugby, rugby (union and league), soccer (summer, kids and ¾), cricket, softball and athletics.

Adopt a Spot Programme

Recreational Services is highly supportive of any initiatives that reduce community vandalism and are active supporters and promoters of Auckland Councils Adopt-a-spot programme which helps neighbourhoods and communities to combat graffiti vandalism. The programme enables volunteers to take ownership of an area in their neighbourhood to look after and keep it graffiti free, the area you can adopt can be as big or small as you wish. Materials such as paint, brushes and other equipment maybe supplied so that volunteers can help remove graffiti from their own or others properties. Whether you are one person, a member of a group, or a business association, you can Adopt-a-spot, to help keep your neighbourhood graffiti free.

You may just want to report graffiti if you see it on someone else’s property, not just your own, whether it is private or commercial property and our graffiti team can take your enquiry from there.