Who are you and what do you do in your day-to-day job?

I'm Michael and part of the Investment Products team.

Who did you help today?

I picked up litter on Petone beach.

Why did you choose them?

I use the beach, and really value it being clean, especially of plastics which are so damaging for sea-life.

What did you do?

I was pleasantly surprised about how clean the beach itself was - various people have been doing a good job. I had to go into the bushes above the beach to get at the more hidden rubbish, of which there was a fair bit.

What did you enjoy most?

Just getting on with the job.

What did you learn from the experience?

Some people can still be careless with leaving their rubbish behind, but there is a growing awareness and I feel things are getting better.

How can I help?

The beach is always looking for clean-up volunteers.


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This December we want to celebrate all those generous and kind-hearted people out there who contribute to the greater good, give their time and help others. Here at MAS, each staff member is given one day per year to give back to community. They pitch in for a wide variety of organisations and causes and we'll share their stories as our #masforgood advent calendar.

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