Clean Up Week is due to sweep Northland, with thousands of people readying themselves for the national anti-litter event.

More than 30,000 tidy Kiwis from every corner of New Zealand have registered to take a stand against litter next week, which is also Conservation Week.

The Clean Up Week initiative was set up and is managed by not-for-profit organisation Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB), the central aim being for communities to come together to tackle any local litter issues.

KNZB chief executive Heather Saunderson says every bit of help to clean up a local street, park, town, stream or beach makes a difference.

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Northland in action

Events planned for Northland, where anyone can turn up but registration would be appreciated, include:

• Tokerau Beach, New Zealand Motor Caravan Association (NZMCA) site, Ramp Rd. Gather at the marquee, 11am, Saturday, September 10.
• NZMCA Northland - Mangawhai Dump Station, Sunday, September 11.
• Tutukaka Coast Clean Up, Sunday September 11, meet at Ngunguru Hall carpark.
• Whangaroa Harbour Clean Up, Sunday September 11 - Meet next to the Gamefish Club on the greens in Whangaroa Harbour.
• Paihia Beach Clean, daily from September 12-18.
• Clean Up Kerikeri, Wednesday September 14, Kerikeri Domain, Cobham Rd.
• Waitaua Awa Restoration Project - planting and stream clean-up day, Thursday, September 15, meet at reserve entrance, 59 Gillingham Rd, Tikipunga.
• Opononi Rd and beach clean, Saturday, September 17, Opononi Shops
• CITO KNZB Whangarei Hatea Drive river bank, Saturday, September 17, meet on the bank opposite 59 Hatea Drive.

- Visit www.knzb.org.nz/cleanupweek