Rotary cleaning up Ōrewa Beach

The Rotarian clean up team. Elaine Mead.

The Rotary Club of Ōrewa, together with the Satellite Club of Ōrewa-Millwater, joined forces with a group of Friends of Rotary (supporters who are involved with the club but not members) on Sunday, October 4 to pick up litter from the entire length of Ōrewa Beach, including the grassy foreshore.

Eighteen volunteers, including Rotary District 9910 Governor Elaine Mead and past Governor Peter Garnett, collected around 6kg of litter; including five children’s socks (none matching), other children’s clothing and various pieces of general litter.

“Given that the beach is around 3km long and the volunteers collected a relatively small total, this is a credit to the good folks who use and don’t abuse Ōrewa Beach,” Rotary Ōrewa President Karen Bonnici said.

The team will be back in March for their next clean-up.


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