Northland News in Brief: Clean up 530 kg of waste; and Citrus for the South Island collection returns

A rolling garage door is hoisted onto a bank by volunteers during the recent monthly Love Whangārei cleanup. Photo / Provided

Eight volunteers collected more than 530 kg of rubbish, including 80 kg of recycling materials, from the shore of the Tutukaka lookout on Saturday. The Love Whangārei Monthly Clean Up team braved the humidity and collected items such as a drone, glass bottles, slow cooker, drill, briefcase, microwave oven, small two-burner oven , truck tires, a toaster, a damaged $10 bag, prepaid trash bags, warning signs, a dog bowl, a slow cooker and, oddly enough, find a frying pan in the corner of the frying pan. The next event will be a cleanup and planting of 2,200 trees in Ōtangarei along the trail starting at 9am on July 10.

The Lions Club Pays Off
The Lions Club Citrus for the South Island collection returns for 2022 and residents of Whangārei are encouraged to donate spare citrus fruits such as oranges and lemons to residents of Christchurch, Dunedin, Clyde and surrounding districts. Bring your fruit to the Marist Sports Club on Park Ave, Whangārei, Maungatapere Community Hall and The Sports Complex in Ngunguru from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday July 3. There are now 30 distribution sites around Christchurch with 2300 active members. For more information, contact Terry on 09 4350654 or email [email protected] or Gary from One Agency on 021467514 or email [email protected]

Lifeguard Rewards
Northland Surf Lifesavers will be celebrating the best of the Surf Life Saving Northern Region season in Auckland next month at the annual Excellence Awards. After a year of challenges on the beaches, in the financing environment and service delivery during the pandemic, there is much to celebrate, the best of which will be showcased at the 2021-22 Toyota Financial Services Awards of Excellence on July 2nd. The awards night will see lifeguards whisked away from their usual coastal habitats to the Aotea Center in Auckland, highlighting a year of heroism and recognizing members’ achievements at the highest level. Northland lifeguards come from Ocean Beach, Whangārei Heads; Ahipara; Bayly Beach; Waipū Cove; Ruakākā and Mangawhai heads.

college open day
The Ruawai College Open Day promises to be a fun day for the whole whanau.
There will be live music, a bouncy castle, interactive activities, a free raffle and exhibits galore from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday July 30. The 120-year-old school is located at 4375 State Highway 12.

Calling Puppy Owners
The owners of two puppies impounded in Maungaturoto on Saturday have been asked to come forward. A black male and a dark brindle female are being held at Silverdale Shelter in Auckland. Applicants can call the shelter on 094210222 or go to 47 Tavern Rd in Silverdale. Proof of ownership is required. The shelter keeps the pets for seven days, after which they are adopted.