A public toilet in Auckland’s Hunua Ranges has taken the throne – becoming the country’s best loo.
The competition was run by Keep New Zealand Beautiful.
Auckland woman Kathleen Clemens, 26, cleans the toilets once a day, ensures they are always looking top-notch and even goes the extra mile to collect any litter from the surrounding area.
The Best Loo Award judges take into consideration the location, facilities, cleanliness, interior, exterior and the surrounding environment of the toilets.
Heather Saunderson is the chief executive and was one of the judges of the competition.”
It started with Clemens cleaning the loos every time she was there with her family because it was not up to her standard. That eventually led into a part-time job with council.
When judging, she said they were looking at “beautification – it needs to be aesthetically pleasing … sustainability – it has to be environmentally friendly, and we’re also looking for accessibility”.
This loo was built by Auckland Council 20 years ago.
Of the 13 submissions put forward, Anderson Park Toilets in Napier and Waitati Public Toilet in Otago made it as finalists.