Think about your fish’n chips
I am writing to inform you how worried I am about Porirua Harbour. Here’s a question for you. Do you like fish’n chips? You may wonder how that involves Porirua Harbour.
Well, the lemon shark only breeds in Porirua Harbour and nowhere else in New Zealand and if we keep polluting the harbour all the lemon sharks will die.
That is bad because you may not have noticed, but most of the fish we eat from fish’n chip shops are lemon sharks.
Did you know last year they cleaned up Porirua Harbour and pulled out four tonnes of rubbish and five tonnes of tyres!
I am also worried because if the fish eat the rubbish and we eat the fish we will get sick from the plastic.
If you want a healthy sea and healthy people, stop littering. Here are some ideas to help: 1. Wash your car on the grass, so the grass absorbs all the chemicals. 2. Pick up any rubbish you see. 3. Try biking to work or walk if you can.
4. If you hear about a beach cleanup, go along and help.
5. When you go fishing, only take what you need and put all the small fish back.
6. Spread the word and tell all your family and friends to try to help. harbour are plastic bags and shopping trolleys.
A few million years ago the harbour was all clean and people would have been able to swim and dive, but in 2013 five and a half tonnes of rubbish and four tonnes of tyres were taken out of the harbour!
So do you want to make the harbour clean or keep it dirty?
It is your choice. Well, you won’t be able to have them anymore if we keep littering.
Years ago Porirua Harbour used to be crystal clear, now it’s an oozy, muddy, smelly swamp, Yuck! Did you know that the fish they use for the fish and chips is rig shark?
Well, they breed in Porirua Harbour, so that means they’ll be eating lots of pollution like cleaning chemicals.
If we stop polluting then there will be more fish for everyone. drugs by making them legal.
In hindsight, the synthetic drugs should have been banned a year ago, instead of so many of them being legalised.
The ‘‘legal high’’ industry, which I see has been charging mark-ups of 1000 per cent on its products, is up in arms at the ban.
This is surely a good pointer that it will be effective.
The next problem is to deal with the thousands of people who wish to stop taking the drugs and are now trying to cope with addictions they have formed.
As with the party pills a decade ago, the synthetic drugs have indeed been a curse on our society, nowhere more so than in Porirua.