On Sunday 18 May 2014, 132 employees from Air New Zealand joined us for a clean-up on Auckland’s iconic Rangitoto Island.
Volunteers headed along the coastal walkway from Rangitoto Wharf to Flax Point, starting their clean-up there and heading out to the point along the rocky coast, picking up 4,190 litres (over half a tonne!) of litter along the way. Overall an impressive 16,754 individual items were removed from the coast: a great effort on Rangitoto’s challenging volcanic terrain.
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 Air New Zealand for your fantastic effort on the day, and to the crew from the Watercare Harbour Clean-up Trust for your awesome assistance with logistics. If you’d like to take part in an event like this, contact us today.