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Human Interest - Local
Written by Lindy Laird, The Northern Advocate   
Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Come rain or shine, wearing his high-visibility vest, safety gloves and a broad smile, Rongo Henare walks the roadsides and beaches of the Tutukaka Coast, picking up rubbish.

He has collected 375 bags of rubbish between Tikipunga and Sandy Bay in the past seven weeks. Then there are larger pieces of junk he picks up that won't fit in a rubbish bag. And some pretty ugly stuff too, one time the rotting head of a dog.

It's a labour of love.

"Look at this beautiful place," he says, sweeping an arm toward spectacular coastal views in every direction. "How can people desecrate it by just leaving rubbish around?"

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