Debris on the move north 07 April 2012 Thames-Coromandel District Council staff, salvor contractors and volunteers are cleaning up scores of packets of dried noodles, small plastic balls and large milk powder bags as they come ashore on eastern Coromandel beaches. More debris from the Rena has made its way further north making land-fall overnight at the top of Mercury Bay at beaches around Matapaua. Contractors are on their way to begin the clean-up, which includes picking up debris such as timber and packets of noodles. There is also a large amount of debris on the rocky coastline north of Tairua that cannot be accessed easily. This will requ ire a different approach to clean-up and contractors are working on a clean-up plan. Contractors will continue to clean up the beaches as the tides dictate. Advice for volunteers Please do: Take care and do not touch dangerous materials Leave collected rubbish away from the shoreline by receptacles or in council bins at the beach Report any sightings of wildlife that may have been affected, or sightings of containers and debris. Call 0800 333 771 Please do not: Do not attempt to access rocky headlands or areas that are treacherous Do not touch any dangerous materials Media enquiry Please contact Alision Smith, Communications Advisor and volunteer coordinator on 022-694-0449. Alison lives in Tairua and has been working with Braemar to coordinate volunteers efforts.