Highlanders clean up Dunedin beaches

Photo by Gerard O'Brien.
Photo by Gerard O'Brien.
Scouring Blackhead Beach for rubbish are Highlanders team members (from left) John Hardie, Ben Smith, Chris Noakes and Buxton Popoali'i, during a community clean-up in Dunedin yesterday.

Organised with Keep Dunedin Beautiful (KDB), the team spent the afternoon cleaning Tomahawk, St Kilda, Blackhead and Brighton beaches to prepare them for locals and visitors to enjoy over the summer holidays.

KDB co-ordinator Darlene Thomson said it was "really good" to hear the players saying how "disgusting" it was that people discarded rubbish.

"Wouldn't it be nice if they spread that message in their work," she said.

While he did not find anything very interesting, Siale Piutau said it was surprising how much rubbish was around, considering you could drive through an area and think it was clean.


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