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Keeping Plastic Out of the Sea – Lyttelton Harbour Clean Up

Naval Point, Lyttelton Harbour, New Zealand

I was one of many volunteers to pick up trash in a harbour clean up at Naval Point last Friday. We found a lot of drinks cans and bottles, but the majority of the rubbish was plastic. 

In total we removed 640 kg of rubbish from the harbour and prevented it from entering the ocean. We recycled in excess of 330 items.
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Cats are Cute, But Also Little Killers

When I was a kid, I had a cat (“Tac”, a white cat who adopted us when we lived in Cornwall) and I adored it. It pained me every time she caught a bird, or mouse, or mole. Especially when she left the remains on the doormat. I lived in New Zealand and Australia for about a decade and didn’t have a cat there, but I saw how the native wildlife was no match for the cats. At least in Melbourne, cats had to be kept in at night, but in most places in the world they are free to roam and kill millions of birds and small animals.Cat wearing a Birdsbesafe collar
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