Team work makes the dream work

30 April 2020

With such great uncertainty during COVID-19, Waikato District Council is proud to be working in partnership with vital agencies in our communities to make sure they keep ticking over, Chief Executive Gavin Ion says.

“We were recently speaking with Rural Support Trust. They let us know they had an excess of banana boxes they didn’t know what to do with. 250 of them to be exact.

“We were aware that one of the food banks we’ve been dealing with through the response, Mangere Budgeting Services Trust who work out of Tuakau, were in desperate need of boxes so they could get food packs out to families in need.

“We knew we could help so we contacted another local company X-site, who were more than happy to collect the boxes and deliver them to Mangere Budgeting Services Trust, who were very grateful.

“Our communities are really stepping up for each other during this time and we couldn’t be prouder. As an organisation we often talk about teaming up, and this story of multiple agencies coming together to get a great outcome for our community is just one of so many we have seen during this COVID-19 response.

“Keep going Waikato, together we can do this.”

ENDS

For more information please contact:
Teresa Hancock
Senior Communications & Engagement Advisor
Waikato District Council
027 706 5776
communications@waidc.govt.nz