Marlborough Mid-Week : August 27th 2014
6 MARLBOROUGH MIDWEEK, AUGUST 27, 2014 NEWS Less rubbish to pick up this year The second annual Big Renwick Clean-up organised by Renwick School on Wednesday was a great success. All 518 pupils and well over 100 parents, teachers and other adults turned out to clean up the public spaces in Renwick. In the end just 17 bags of rubbish were collected. Organiser and teacher BethNewmansays they were stoked with how little rubbish they found. Last year the clean-up resulted in enough rubbish to fill a skip. Let’s go (left): Pupils, parents and staff head off in search of rubbish on the streets of Renwick. Team effort: Parent helper Jackie Searle and her group hard at work. Discarded: Chanel Horton wasn’t fazed by the dreary weather. Tidy: Claudia Stewart-Cameron, front, works with her room 21 classmates during the street clean-up. Photos: SCOTT HAMMOND/FAIRFAX NZ Steamed up on nature Get steamy: Blenheim thermette enthusiast Bill McEwan relaxes with a hot one. The Marlborough Thermette Society are hosting the third get together in their winter series at the Wairau River on Sunday from 2.30pm. Bring along a thermette or beg some hot water off someone who has one on the banks of the river, just above the confluence with Spring Creek. To get there turn offSH1to the south [heading to Picton] just before the bridge and follow the road to the right for around 500m. Adults, children and dogs are all welcome. Bring a chair, food to share, a tea or coffee pot - and if you have one, a thermette, but it’s not a necessity as there will be plenty of hot water available.
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