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Residents Encouraged To Take Part In Whakatāne's 'Clean Up Week'

Residents are encouraged to do their part and help clean up our local communities, as Whakatāne's Clean Up Week kicks off.


The Whakatāne District Council are backing the Keep New Zealand Beautiful campaign, a nationwide collective aimed to clean up our own communities.


As the current holder of the New Zealand's Supreme Award for the Most Beautiful Towns and City, Council say Whakatāne residents have more reason to participate in the clean up.


This year’s campaign aims to focus everyone’s attention on the volume of litter in our communities. Data shows, last year volunteers across New Zealand removed more than 300 tonnes of litter – equivalent to 2,600 rugby fields.


Keep New Zealand Beautiful CEO Heather Saunderson says, the week encourages Kiwis to ‘do the right thing and work together’.


“Too often we see litter and pass it off as somebody else's problem, so Clean Up Week provides a great opportunity for Kiwis to actively participate in looking after their local environment to create a more sustainable and pollution-free future for all New Zealanders.” Saunderson says.


As a part of the week, the Whakatāne District Council’s Transfer Station located at 60 Te Tahi Street will be accepting rubbish from any groups that register their clean up event. Groups will need to show the transfer station kiosk operator their proof of registration from KNZB.


For more information on Clean Up Week or to create your own clean up event, visit www.knzb.org.nz

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