Bulls join clean up chal­lenge

North Taranaki Midweek - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS - HE­LENA WIL­LIAMS

The Port Taranaki Bulls will be swap­ping rugby balls for rub­bish bags this Septem­ber af­ter a se­ries of chal­lenges have been laid down to Adopt-a-Spot this Keep New Zealand Beau­ti­ful Clean-Up Week.

The Bulls will be pick­ing up rub­bish at Fitzroy Beach along with team spon­sor, Pro­grammed Ma­rine, on Satur­day Septem­ber 16.

Also tak­ing up the chal­lenge is New Ply­mouth District Mayor Neil Holdom, who has adopted his favourite lo­cal spot, the Ro­toz Dirt Jump Park. Holdom has chal­lenged the com­mu­nity to take part, via the New Ply­mouth District Coun­cil Face­book page.

More than 18 groups have al­ready taken up the chal­lenge by adopt­ing a spot us­ing the new on­line reg­is­tra­tion ini­tia­tive on the NPDC web­site. Those who reg­is­ter will re­ceive of­fi­cial KNZB rub­bish bags which will be ac­cepted at all district trans­fer sta­tions be­tween 11-20 Septem­ber 11-20, free of charge.

Those who wish to join the Port Taranaki Bulls are wel­come to head along to Fitzroy beach on Satur­day, Septem­ber 16, from 1.30pm to 3pm. There will also be lunchtime clean-up ses­sions run by NPDC, start­ing on Mon­day Septem­ber 11.

For more in­for­ma­tion, or to adopt your spot and re­ceive your free clean up kit, head to new­ply­mouthnz.com. Regis­tra­tions are open un­til Septem­ber 2.

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