In­let to get some love and care

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In spring a young man’s thoughts turn to love, so they say, but the Guardians of Pau­ata­hanui In­let’s thoughts turn to clean-up day.

Ev­ery year the Guardians, along with Keep Porirua Beau­ti­ful, or­gan­ise a clean-up of the Pau­ata­hanui In­let and in­vite lo­cals to help.

This year’s clean-up day is Sun­day, Novem­ber 10, and the Guardians are hop­ing for a good turnout of vol­un­teers.

The gath­er­ing point is the Browns Bay car park at 11am. Vol­un­teers will be given bags and gloves and sent off to their al­lo­cated sec­tor, then en­ticed back again with a Plim­mer­ton Ro­tary-or­gan­ised bar­be­cue about 12.15pm.

The Guardians are al­ways amazed at what is col­lected, with last year’s most sur­pris­ing find be­ing an en­tire mi­crowave, ac­cord­ing to Guardians chair­man and clean-up day or­gan­iser Tony Shaw.

‘‘Nor­mally it’s smaller stuff like glass, plas­tic and tins, al­though tyres and roof­ing iron do turn up, too,’’ he said.

‘‘Ev­ery­one’s wel­come. It’s a great fam­ily ac­tiv­ity and gives an op­por­tu­nity to re­in­force the en­vi­ron­men­tal mes­sage with kids.

‘‘We’ve also had ex­change stu­dents come with their host fam­i­lies, as part of the com­mu­nity ser­vice com­po­nent of their ex­change pro­gramme.’’

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