It wasn't just rubbish that Gannet Beach Adventures collected this year on its annual Cape Kidnappers Seaweek beach clean up.
It also gathered the $600 profit from the day’s tractor ride and donated it to the Red Cross Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.
More than 80 people took part in the beach 'ride and clean up' from Clifton to Cape Kidnappers. The volume of rubbish they collected was down on the previous year.
“Let’s hope it was because people are being more careful with their rubbish,” Gannet Beach Adventures managing director Kim Lindsay said.
Participants in the beach 'ride and
clean' up at Cape Kidnappers
Donating the revenue from the already discounted tractor rides for Seaweek to Canterbury “came naturally”, said Kim.
“Having organised the beach clean up for Seaweek already, and knowing what the people of Christchurch were going through, it made sense to support one good cause with another, ” she said.
The discounted tractor rides were a part of the national Seaweek celebration, co-ordinated by the Department of Conservation in Hawke’s Bay.