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ELA and JCHS Rangitoto Clean-up

Coastal clean-up

Thu, Feb 7, 2013
Rangitoto Island, Auckland

On Thursday 7 February students from James Cook High School and Auckland University’s English Language Academy combined forces to clean-up Auckland’s iconic Rangitoto Island.

35 volunteers hit the coastlines around Rangitoto Wharf and picked up over 250 litres of rubbish, an impressive 1,453 individual items. A solid effort from the students on Rangitoto’s challenging terrain. In the afternoon the students were rewarded for their work with a walk to the summit of this unique volcanic island.

This type of hands-on action proves to be an excellent, practical, fun way for students (and their teachers) to learn about how the constant stream of litter from Auckland’s streets flows out through storm drains and affects the islands of the Hauraki Gulf.

A massive thanks to all students and teachers for your fantastic effort. A big thanks also to the Watercare Harbour Clean-up Trust for helping out with rubbish logistics, your support is always much appreciated.

If you’d like to take part in an event like this, contact us today.