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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 public and private pre-, primary, intermediate, special and secondary schools are invited to recycle oral care waste and earn online votes in the Colgate Community Garden Challenge. The more Garden Credits, the more chances to win! 

1 unit of oral care waste = 10 Garden Credits. 

1 online vote = 1 Garden Credit. 

Entries close 15 November 2019. Find out more information about the Colgate Community Garden Challenge here

For full terms and conditions and eligibility, please read the full terms and conditions here

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 $3,000! (Total prize value: 9,316$). Each community garden set includes:

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

The school which accrues 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 one entry in the final prize draw for sending in at least 1 eligible shipment during the promotion period 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 to TerraCycle will receive 1 entry in the monthly prize draw for that month for the chance to win a prize pack of 100 upcycled lunch bags, valued at $1,028 per pack! (Total prize value: $3,084).

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

Additionally, for any shipments of approved oral care waste over 5kg received by TerraCycle, schools will earn $0.02 per piece of waste to allocate to themselves or a nominated non-profit organisation. 


Rank Participant Score
1. Te Anau School - Te Anau, Southland 9640 26785
2. Raumati South School - Paraparaumu, Wellington 5032 22672
3. Ararimu School - Auckland, Auckland 2579 9471
4. St Patrick's School Waimate - Waimate, Canterbury 7924 9251
5. Kumeroa School - Woodville, Wairarapa 4997 8872
6. Mahurangi Kindergarten - warkworth, Auckland 0910 8131
7. Owairaka District School - Auckland, Auckland 1025 7492
8. Tahunanui School - Nelson, Nelson 7011 7441
9. Redwood Primary School - Christchurch, Christchurch 8051 6616
10. Glendowie School - Auckland, Auckland 1071 5291
11. Willow Park School - Auckland, Auckland 0627 3289
12. Cloverlea Primary School - Palmerston North, Manawatu 4410 3147
13. Churchill Park School - Auckland, Auckland 1071 2861
14. Orewa North School - Hibiscus Coast, Auckland 0931 2806
15. Howick Primary School - Howick, Auckland 2014 2641
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