Since July 2013, alongside Auckland City Council, we've been working on the graffiti eradication contract for the Auckland North Urban and Rural contract. Two specialist staff members with fully equipped vehicles cover the Auckland North area and remove graffiti as soon as possible after it has been reported.
Our graffiti team respond to all graffiti vandalism issues reported via the Auckland Council Call-centre and we operate 7 days a week. In addiction 14 Recreational Services trucks with 17 facilities staff are equipped with the correct paint colour palette for the facilities we look after, this gives staff the ability to deal with issues before they are seen and reported by the public.
A number of these facilities during the high season may be visited up to 3 times a day which provides Recreational Services the ability to proactively manage some of the more high volume graffiti sites. Recreational Services has partnered with city Nissan, Resene, Speedy Signs and Bluelight to help keep our community graffiti-free as we believe that a strong community response sends a clear message to those involved that graffiti vandalism will not be tolerated within our community.
To be successful in eradicating graffiti everyone in the community needs to play their part and by working collaboratively and working in partnerships we can achieve more than as individuals and drive home the message that graffiti vandalism is simply not acceptable.
Adopt a Spot Programme
Recreational Services is highly supportive of any initiatives that reduce community vandalism and are active supporters and promoters of Auckland Council's 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 may be 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.
Anyone interested in finding out about how they can get involved with the Adopt-a-spot programme, or simply wants to report can contact our community volunteer coordinator on 09 442 0299.