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Unitec Oakley Creek Clean-up

Waterway Clean-up

Wed, Nov 2, 2016
Wed, Nov 2, 2016
Oakley Creek

On a typical Auckland “four seasons in one day” morning we set up for the first ever Unitec clean-up of Oakley Creek Te Auaunga, the longest urban stream on the Auckland isthmus, extending some 15 kilometres.

With the support of ‘The Friends of Oakley Creek,’ and after a safety brief we headed off with a group of 10 staff and students and three Sustainable Coastlines crew. The starting point was the bridge close to Great North Road where the new Waterview Connection¬†motorway.

As we worked our way along the eastern side of the river we pulled out 100kgs of trash, most of this was single use plastic, along with several tyres and a road cone. It will be interesting to repeat the clean up in 6 to 12 months time to see if we have managed to make a long term difference to the area.