On Thursday 22 May 2014, 5 employees from HSBC joined us for a clean-up on Tiritiri Matangi Island. The island is a wildlife sanctuary and one of New Zealand’s most important and exciting conservation projects. It is located 30km north east of central Auckland and just 4km from the eastern end of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula.
The volunteers started by cleaning Hobson Beach, picking up 25 litres of litter along the way, before moving on to do some trail maintenance. Afterwards the group was lead to the top of the island by a ranger, who explained the history and the bird life of the island.
This type of hands-on action proves to be an excellent, practical, fun way for anyone to learn about how the constant stream of litter from Auckland’s streets flows out through storm drains and affects the islands of the Hauraki Gulf.
A massive thank you to the staff from HSBC for your fantastic effort on the day, and to the crew from the Tiritiri Matangi Project for your awesome assistance with logistics. If you’d like to take part in an event like this, contact us today.