Loving our beaches for Seaweek

Waikanae Beach comes up sparkling.

Waikanae Beach comes up sparkling.

LOVE OUR BEACHES: Amanda Stevens and Chloe Stevens (3), along with 30 other people, took part in a clean-up at Waikanae Beach on Friday for Seaweek. Picture by Liam Clayton

ORGANISER of Seaweek, Heera Rigney from Tairawhiti Environment Centre, said Waikanae Beach was looking better than it had in the past, although they still collected four-and-a-half large bags of rubbish.

The group, which included many staff from ANZ Bank and family groups, spent two hours scouring the beach, mostly picking up small bits of rubbish such as cigarette butts, small pieces of polystyrene, bottle caps and even broken glass.

“It was a good turnout, with great attitudes and community support,” Ms Rigney said.

“It is such a beautiful location and so nice to be able to walk along the beach and not see rubbish.”

ORGANISER of Seaweek, Heera Rigney from Tairawhiti Environment Centre, said Waikanae Beach was looking better than it had in the past, although they still collected four-and-a-half large bags of rubbish.

The group, which included many staff from ANZ Bank and family groups, spent two hours scouring the beach, mostly picking up small bits of rubbish such as cigarette butts, small pieces of polystyrene, bottle caps and even broken glass.

“It was a good turnout, with great attitudes and community support,” Ms Rigney said.

“It is such a beautiful location and so nice to be able to walk along the beach and not see rubbish.”

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