Tuakau sparkles af­ter vol­un­teer ef­fort

Franklin County News - - OUT & ABOUT -

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.

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