POSTPONED – new date: Drury Creek Islands Community Planting Day | Sustainable Coastlines

Event Details

Aug 2019

What do you need to bring?

  • Closed-toe sturdy shoes, such as sneakers, sports shoes, tramping boots or gumboots are required for participation.
  • Warm and waterproof clothes: NZ weather is unpredictable. Bring at least one warm top layer and a rain jacket.
  • Sun hat and sun cream.
  • Reusable water bottle, filled-up and ready to go – we will have plenty of refills.
  • Snacks (lunch will be provided).
  • Camera (optional) – this is a unique and beautiful location and we’d love to see your photos. Use #loveyourcoast on social media or email to [email protected]
  • Your old mobile phone to recycle through the RE:Mobile phone recycling scheme.

What do Sustainable Coastlines and AURANGA provide?

  • Trees and planting site
  • A planting tutorial
  • Gloves
  • Spades
  • Drinks: Water and juice, tea and coffee
  • A delicious lunch
  • Health & safety documents and briefing
  • First aid kits and first aid trained staff
  • Photographs
  • Our Love Your Water presentation delivered on-site by our experienced educators

This Event Has Been Postponed due to Unsafe Weather Conditions Forecasted


This year, as part of the continued collaboration between AURANGA and Sustainable Coastlines, we invite you to be part of something special, the rejuvenation of the Islands of Dury Creek. We’re taking on the restoration of three small islands in the Manukau Harbour – 15.2 hectares of natural islands you probably didn’t even know existed – and we need your help!

Please join us from 10am to 2pm on Sunday August 25th at 389 Bremner Rd, Drury to be a part of this awesome kaupapa.

We will be running one of our famously fun and engaging tree planting events and you’ll get the chance to visit somewhere we guarantee you’ve never been before. This will be a memorable event of significance to the community of this area.  You will be part of the first public group to walk on these islands, which were previously inaccessible and are not yet open to the public. This will be a family fun day suitable for all ages so bring your kids, your nanna and your best mate as well.

AURANGA is a place that has been designed with the community at its heart, but building a new community on a greenfields site comes with a responsibility to the natural environment. This is why the partnership between Sustainable Coastlines and AURANGA is so important. AURANGA is serious about contributing to improved waterways and is planting tens of thousands of native plants in rain gardens, wetlands and along stream banks and the estuary. Approximately 190,000 plants will complete the island restoration. These natural features, along with large and cleverly designed parks, reserves, esplanades, walkways and cycle-paths all contribute to a healthier environment. We would like to invite you to be a part of this ecological invigoration.

What does the day involve?

  • 9:45am Registration opens at 389 Bremner Road. Tea and coffee served.
  • 10:00am Karakia from local iwi, opening words from Sustainable Coastlines and Auranga.
  • 10:15am Safety briefing and planting demonstration.
  • 12:30pm Return to home base for lunch.
  • 13:00pm Photo and quick formalities, back to planting for those who wish to stay.
  • 14:00pm(ish) Event finishes

For more information contact Fletcher on [email protected].