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Clearing plastic, Wellington

Scots College are kaitiaki

  kaitiakiguardiansMāori | Noun
 of their local awa

  awastreamMāori | Noun
. They’ve built a bio fence using plastic bottles tied with a net. This floats on top of the water and catches the plastic going downstream, but still enables fish to swim underneath it. They want to stop pollution in the river, and stop plastics getting out to the ocean.

Make a difference

See people getting hands-on to help our lakes and rivers.

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This project is part of Te Taiao | Nature at Te Papa.