Giv­ing na­ture a hand

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It’s not of­ten we get the chance to do some­thing pos­i­tive for a body of wa­ter, says Guardians of Pau­ata­hanui In­let chair­man Tony Shaw.

Nor­mally it’s the body of wa­ter do­ing some­thing pos­i­tive for us, he says, pro­vid­ing us with an en­vi­ron­ment to sail on, swim in, fish out of, walk around, or just sit and en­joy.

But Mr Shaw is look­ing for­ward to Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 31, when Pau­ata­hanui In­let will be given a spruce-up with the help of lo­cal res­i­dents. He’s hop­ing Kapi-Mana News read­ers will get along and lend a hand.

The In­let re­ceives a spring clean ev­ery year, and tak­ing part is a great ac­tiv­ity for young and old, he says. The an­nual cleanup is or­gan­ised by the Guardians and Keep Porirua Beau­ti­ful, with the sup­port of Plim­mer­ton Ro­tary.

Ev­ery­one who helps is re­warded with a bar­be­cue at the end of the event, which usu­ally runs for up to two hours, and there’s a chance to win a gro­cery raf­fle, cour­tesy of Mana New World.

Choos­ing a suit­able time for the cleanup can be a chal­lenge, since it has to be near low tide, he says.

Be­cause the three-yearly cockle sur­vey is on Novem­ber 21, the cleanup is be­ing held ear­lier than usual, start­ing at Browns Bay, 11am.

More in­for­ma­tion at gopi.org.nz.

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