Kids set ex­am­ple

Auckland City Harbour News - - Opinion - MIKE HOWELL Mt Roskill

I’d like to thank peo­ple who have been pick­ing up rub­bish and re­cy­cling in their ar­eas.

Some time ago our fam­ily adopted the May Rd stream and I am de­lighted to say that the refuse con­tent in the stream has dropped markedly.

I sus­pect the in­volve­ment of the pupils of nearby schools, who your pa­per has shown tak­ing an in­ter­est in pick­ing out rub­bish and re­cy­cling up­stream of “our” part of the stream, has been a huge help.

It’s very heart­en­ing to dis­cover and far more con­struc­tive than writ­ing let­ters blam­ing the coun­cil for dirty streets, cen­tres, etc.

We all ought to fol­low the kids’ ex­am­ple and rather than step over a piece of trash or re­cy­cling and whinge about it be­ing there, pick it up and per­form a ser­vice for the com­mu­nity.

Heart­felt thanks to those who do.

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