Tuakau sparkles after volunteer effort
The Tuakau Clean Up was another success after 70 volunteers took to the streets and cleaned up rubbish that littered the community.
This year a heaped trailer load was collected, which included normal litter as well as Waikato District roading signs.
Awaroa ki Tuakau Ward councillor Jacqui Church, who helped organise the clean up, said:
‘‘I think our town has more awareness and pride and is much more aware of the effects of littering and the dumping of rubbish. It is wonderful to see so many youngsters with their enthusiasm and commitment working really hard to clean up their town.’’
Over 40 people carried on to plant 150 large native plants at the Tuakau Recreation Reserve.
‘‘This year [we] extended our new vision of ... our sustainable food tree trail, which was trialled earlier this year with the Onewhero and Tuakau colleges’ Adopt-a-Tree campaign,’’ said Church.
‘‘One of the wonderful pieces of magic of this clean up and planting day is the coming together of so many community groups, working cooperatively on one goal for ourselves.’’
Tuakau Lions and Rotary provided food and drinks while additional volunteers from the Tuakau & Districts Sea Scouts and the Tuakau Youth Group turned up in droves, along with locals.
The Tuakau Lions Club working with councillor Jacqui Church.
The planting volunteers devoured sausages and scones.
The Tuakau Recreation Reserve looking good with its new trees.