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Colgate Community Garden Challenge Vote for your school!

On this page you can vote for your nominated school to help them earn additional Garden Points in the Colgate Community Garden Challenge. 

Get involved in the Colgate Community Garden Challenge

For the chance to win one of two (2) recycled community garden sets, New Zealand pre-, primary, intermediate and secondary schools are invited to recycle oral care waste and earn online votes in the Colgate Community Garden Challenge. The more Garden Points, the more chances of winning!

1 unit of oral care waste = 10 Garden Points. 

1 online vote = 1 Garden Point.

Promotion starts on 1st August and entries close 16 November 2018. Find out more information about the Colgate Community Garden Challenge here. 

For full terms and conditions and elibilibity, please click here.  

Each shipment must weigh between 2 to 25kg. Total prize pool $10,498. 

Cast vote!

Vote for your chosen pre-school, primary or secondary school here! 


Grand Prizes

There are two (2) community garden sets up for grabs, each worth over $4,000! (Total prize value: 8,158$). Each community garden set includes:

  • One (1) garden bed
  • One (1) custom-made benches
  • One (1) rubbish bin
  • One (1) $300 MITRE 10 gift voucher to buy gardening supplies

The school which accruees the most Garden Points in total (based on the weight of the total amount of shipments & total number of votes) will win a recycled community garden set.

Schools will receive 1 entry in the final prize draw for sending in at least 1 shipment for the chance to win one recycled community garden set. 

Participants are only eligible to win one (1) community garden set. 


Monthly prizes

For every month from August to November, all schools that send a shipment of oral care waste (minimum 2kg) to TerraCycle will receive 1 entry in the monthly prize draw for that month for the chance to win a prize pack of 90 upcycled pencil cases, valued at $585 per pack! (Total prize value: $2,340).

Limit of one entry in the monthly prize draw per participant per month. Participants are eligible to win one (1) pack. 

Additionally, for each approved item of oral care waste received by TerraCycle, schools will earn $0.02 to allocate to themselves or a nominated non-profit organisation. 


Rank Participant Score
1. Te Anau School - Te Anau, Southland 9640 17253
2. Churchill Park School - Auckland, Auckland 1071 2549
3. Hillpark Kindergarten - Papakura Auckalnd, Auckland 2254 2361
4. St Joseph's School - Oamaru, Otago 9400 2142
5. Rangi Ruru Girls' School - Christchurch, Canterbury 8011 1261
6. Conifer Grove School - Takanini, Auckland 2212 387
7. Mahurangi Kindergarten - warkworth, Auckland 0910 271
8. Kidlywinks Childcare - Upper Hutt, Wellington 5018 116
9. Fendalton School - Christchurch, Canterbury 8053 68
10. Raumati South School - Paraparaumu, Wellington 5032 39
11. Matahui School - Katikati, Bay of Plenty 3181 16
11. Piopio Primary School - Piopio, Waikato 3912 16
13. Bucklands Beach Primary School - Auckland, Auckland 2012 9
14. Seven Oaks School - Christchurch, Christchurch 8025 6
14. Tahuna School - Morrinsville, Auckland 3373 6
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