College students beach clean up
Waiuku College students headed to the beach on Thursday 30 March to take part in the annual beach clean up.
As part of their Environmental Week, the students accompanied by their teachers, headed to Karioitahi Beach to collected discarded rubbish.
Organised by Environmental prefects, the clean up has now been running for several years. 
"It's something we do every year," says Environmental prefect Lanita Elliston-Boyes. "We made it into a house competition, to encourage more people to take part and clean the beach."
The students spent their lunch time cleaning the beach aiming to collect as much rubbish as possible. They collected a total of 70 kilograms of rubbish, including tyres, treated wood, car parts and plastics. Totara house won the clean up competition collecting nearly 36 kilograms from the beach. 
The bags and equipment for the clean up were provided by the Auckland Council who will also be disposing of the waste. Those wishing to get involved with a beach clean up themselves can talk to their local board for support.
Caption: Waiuku College students with the rubbish they picked up during their lunch break on Thursday