A record 50 volunteers turned out to pick up rubbish at Whangārei's Wairohia Park for this month's Love Whangārei Monthly Clean up.

The volunteers collected 720kg of rubbish, including 100kg of recycling, 10 road cones, a steel staircase, a dryer and various car parts in two hours on Saturday.

The majority of the group cleaned at the park, while a smaller group started at Manse St and worked their way back.

Northern Advocate photographer John Stone went along.

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Steve Cowan fills his bag.
Steve Cowan fills his bag.
Organiser Nick Connop and Levi Gillard-Pariheka recover a car bumper from the stream bank.
Organiser Nick Connop and Levi Gillard-Pariheka recover a car bumper from the stream bank.
A dryer, with no parts inside, was among the pile of rubbish collected.
A dryer, with no parts inside, was among the pile of rubbish collected.
Tracey Morrison with one of the many signs found during the clean up.
Tracey Morrison with one of the many signs found during the clean up.
Seven-year-old Brianna McKenzie with mum Suzanne McKenzie were busy filling their bag.
Seven-year-old Brianna McKenzie with mum Suzanne McKenzie were busy filling their bag.
On her hands and knees, Jenny Heke unearthed old bottles.
On her hands and knees, Jenny Heke unearthed old bottles.