Communities band together to prevent graffiti vandalism in NZ

This week marks Graffiti Free Week, a nationwide behavioural change campaign developed to help eliminate and prevent graffiti vandalism in local communities. 

Graffiti Week is rapidly growing. Its launch saw six locations registered and this year, that number has risen to 100.

Keep New Zealand Beautiful Project Manager, Joanne Powell says it's great to see such strong support from the local communities and councils to clean up grafitti.

“Research has shown environments plagued by litter and graffiti have higher crime statistics. Eradicating graffiti leads to a safer, happier community,” Powell says.

Keep New Zealand Beautiful has teamed up with Resene and the Ministry of Justice to put together the "Adopt a Spot Kits" which are given out free to registered participants of Graffiti Free Week. The kits contain a Resene paint voucher, a roller, paintbrush, graffiti removal spray, high vis vest, t-shirt, cap, drop cloth and event guide. 

Graffiti Free Week is the basis of ongoing support and provision of information from Keep New Zealand Beautiful as a leading advocate for graffiti vandalism education.