For those heading to Gisborne or R&V for New Years, or those who care about NZ’s environment, check out this event…
Te Tairawhiti / East Coast Coastal Clean-up
What? Massive, all ages community coastal cleanup event, educational session and celebration.
When? Saturday 2 January, 2010
Where? Te Tairawhiti / East Coast, (based in Gisborne), NZ.
The Tairawhiti area is unique to Aotearoa and the world. The region is the first place in the world to see the light of 2010 and, fittingly, Sustainable Coastlines is coordinating a large scale coastal clean-up that is open to everyone the following day on the 2nd of January.
This is an opportunity for you to experience one of the beautiful spots along the Tairawhiti coast and give something back to the beaches and coastlines we all love. We’re aiming to cover the area between Te Araroa lighthouse (East Cape) in the North to the Mahia Peninsular in the South, which gives you a whole lot of great clean-up locations to choose from. Some bus transport will be provided, using Gisborne’s main beach as a meeting spot in the morning.
Whanau/family, partygoers, surfers, clubbies, divers, fishermen and anyone who loves the beach (who doesn’t?) are invited to help out. All are then invited to come to our celebration afterwards, right opposite the town beach at the Gisborne Soundshell. We’re working with Rhythm and Vines and the BW Camping Festival to make sure that you can celebrate the effort in style after a big day cleaning up the beach. Those that participate in the clean-up will have free entry to this awesome gig, on the night of the 2nd directly following the clean-up.
There will be a prize draw, giveaways and a comp for the best bit of treasure found on the coast (aarrrrg).
Register your participation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with REGISTER in the subject line and keep checking our site for updates. You can also sign-up to our mailing list on our website to get regular updates on what we’re doing to sustain and protect our coastlines.
More event details coming soon. Do drop by and visit us at www.sustainablecoastlines.org, we’d love to see you.