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Riverdale students cleaning up our coastlines

STUDENTS from Riverdale School helped clean up Waikanae Beach as part of the school's “Give Back to the Community Day”.

About 80 students walked along Waikanae Beach and Oneroa Walkway with black rubbish bags and picked up any pieces of rubbish they could find.

The students were split into two groups.

One group went from the Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club to Roberts Road and came back along the beach, while the other went from the Surf Club along the grassy areas to The Cut and then back along the beach.

Between the two groups they collected five bags of rubbish.

“The children were shocked at the amount of rubbish they found,” Riverdale teacher Kristen Simmons said.

“They gained a new understanding of how to dispose of their rubbish more carefully.”

TIDY KIWIS: Above, Riverdale School students Jasmine Boyd-Samuels, Hazel Bennett and Liarah Fox made their way to The Cut, picking up rubbish as they walked. Right, Te Haeata Pokai, Tamati Nepia, Skyla Monteith and Kaysha George (front) walked to Roberts Road from Waikanae Beach, collecting all the rubbish they could find. Pictures by Liam Clayton
BEACH CLEAN-UP: Riverdale School students Jasmine Boyd-Samuels, Hazel Bennett and Liarah Fox made their way to The Cut as they picked up other people's trash. Picture by Liam Clayton