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Community asked to join ‘Rocky Rubble Roundup’

MEDIA RELEASE Friday 20 January 2005


Community asked to join ‘Rocky Rubble Roundup’

Strong arms are needed to help collect rocks and rubble from the edge of the estuary, between Humphreys Dv and Beachville Rd, on Saturday 28 January.

Christchurch City Council in conjunction with the Avon- Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust is calling for the community to help remove the rock that has gradually slipped from the base of the causeway road. “It is scraping the bottom of boats, yachts and windsurfing boards and is a real nuisance to people sailing in the area,” Christchurch City Council Coastal Parks ranger Jason Roberts said

“The problem has been caused by the erosion of a small amount of the rubble that supports the causeway. People also roll these rocks around looking for fishing bait,” he said. Some of the rubble will be removed and some will be returned to the base of the road.

The ‘ Rocky Rubble Roundup’ will be held during low tide, from 10.00 am until 1pm, on 28 January. Volunteers are asked to meet in the car park beside the Christchurch Yacht Club, Main Road, Moncks Bay.

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