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Wairoa - first town to take part in Oceans Day

World Oceans Day

A small group of community champions – including local women Michelle McIlroy, Whaiora MacDonald, Jenny Scothern-King and councillor Denise Eaglesome-Karekare – are taking to Wairoa streets on Friday morning to pick up plastic and rubbish.

By taking the lead, Michelle and Whaiora are showing that a small group of dedicated people can make a difference to our environment.

World Oceans Day

"As a community we should be proud of this initiative, we are the only town in the North Island to be taking part in World Oceans Day," Councillor Eaglesome-Karekare said.

On June 8 each year the ocean and its importance in our lives, and how we can protect it is celebrated.

World Oceans Day helps raise the profile of the ocean and inspire more involvement in helping to conserve this amazing resource we all depend on.

Three local schools will be helping our community group to pick up rubbish along roadside drains and off the streets.

The crusade starts at 9am at Wairoa College with a karakia. Everyone is encouraged to attend or help out.

31 October 2018

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