Making Takapuna Beach a better place for everyone

On Friday 26 August a group of Rotary Interactors from our school went down to Takapuna Beach and conducted a beach clean-up. Despite the poor weather earlier in the day, we were fortunate to have a clear spell from 4pm to 5.15pm to enable this venture to be successful.

We had 27 students involved, along with two teachers and two Rotarians from Rotary – Takapuna North. We collected a range of rubbish from the beach including sharp broken glass, lolly/chocolate wrappers, straws, broken fishing gear, plastic bags, takeaway rubbish, cups, rags, sheets and believe it or not a huge water and sand drenched blanket. A special thanks to the following people:

  • The seniors who acted as bus chaperones, leading the juniors, helping with health and safety to minimise any possible risks
  • Mr Gines for helping with supervision and putting his back out moving the huge blanket!
  • Kerryanne and Eric from Rotary – Takapuna North
  • Keep New Zealand Beautiful for donating the gloves and rubbish bags