As one of the principal sponsors of our 2015 ‘Love your Coast Wellington’ clean-up and education tour, we thought it appropriate to celebrate by showing some love to the home of Weta Digital, The Miramar Peninsula.
On Saturday 27 February, more than 60 Weta Digital folks and their families met us at Scorching Bay. After a quick coffee, subsidised by Scorch O Rama Cafe and an introduction and health and safety brief at the Meridian tent, we sent out three teams to clean up different beaches around the Peninsula.
The first group was a hardy team, led by Te Kawa Robb, who headed to Evans Bay. In just a few hours, battling the wind and sea spray, they picked up more than 600 litres of rubbish from this heavily impacted stretch of coast.
Sam Judd took the second team to Worser Bay and picked up more than 400 litres around the boat ramp, dunes and beach. The rest of the group, as well as younger kids and families cleaned up the micro-plastics around Scorching Bay and the surrounding area, and picked up more than 200 litres.
After the beach clean-ups we met back at Scorching Bay for fantastic fresh tacos made by the one and only Andres, The Burrito King! Washed down with refreshments courtesy of Phoenix drinks and Corona, the team relaxed into the sounds of local Wellington band ‘LOST BiRD’.
Thanks to Meridian Energy for lending their canopy, without which we would have all blown away. Thanks to Wellington City Council for their ongoing support of our events and to The Burrito King, Andres Pimentel and his team for such delicious fresh tacos.
Finally a huge thank you to Amy Minty and Weta Digital for supporting our Love your Coast Wellington event, with their sponsorship we can bring our programme to schools for free, and we hope to collaborate with this iconic Wellington business well into the future.