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“Come on: Be a Tidy Kiwi!”

3 June 2004

“Come on: Be a Tidy Kiwi!”

A campaign to combat the age-old problem of littering is being re-launched on June 8. Running from June 8 to July 16, the “Be a Tidy Kiwi” campaign was originally created to stop littering in the 1970s.

The re-launch is part of a collaborative effort by six councils in the Auckland region. Illegal dumping and litter clean ups are expenses that are passed on to the ratepayer. In Waitakere it particularly affects the efforts to clean up our streams.

“With the huge amount of work we do cleaning up our waterways, it is a huge issue for us in Waitakere. The environmental impact on our waterways is much more than just looking untidy. Litter on the street can become litter in our waterways which has a flow-on effect,” Councillor Penny Hulse says.

Representatives will be on the streets and in commercial centres asking people about their littering habits, spreading the word about putting rubbish in the bin and handing out car litterbags.

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