Cromwell – Kawarau River Presentation | Sustainable Coastlines

Event impacts

Event Details

Aug 2017

We provide:

  • Love Your Water presentation and discussion
  • A planting tutorial
  • Gloves
  • Spades
  • Drinks: Water and juice plus tea and coffee for adults
  • Food
  • Health & safety documents
  • First aid kits and first aid trained staff
  • Photographs

What to bring:

  • Sturdy, closed-toe shoes that you don’t mind getting a bit muddy. This is critical for Health & Safety considerations: those not wearing closed-toe shoes will not be able to participate.
  • Warm and waterproof clothes. At least one warm top layer and a rain jacket.
  • Sun hat and sunscreen
  • Reusable water bottle (filled up and ready to go)
  • Your old or unused mobile phone to recycle. As charity partner of the RE:MOBILE phone recycling scheme, donating your old mobile helps us raise critical funds for freshwater restoration.
  • Bring a camera (optional). We would love to see your event photos! Use the tag #loveyourwater on social media or email photos to

What a great morning site clearing and planting native plants on a cool, crisp day with the wonderful Mokihi Trust restoration group in Cromwell. The Trust are planting a riverside area next to the Kawarau River and we were thrilled to help support them continue their restoration work. We presented to a number of schools earlier in the week and it was great to have a number of students from the local school come down with their parents to help plant native plants and engage with the area. We’re looking forward to returning next year! Thanks to Meridian Energy, Phoenix Drinks, Eighthirty Coffee Roasters and WWF New Zealand for supporting our Sustainable Coastlines Love Your Water program.


As part of our 2017 Love Your Water project we invite you to join us on Sunday 13 August at Richard’s Beach to have a cup of tea, plant a couple of trees and introduce this new restoration area to the community.  Sustainable Coastlines staff will be on site to chat about our work and the The Mokihi Trust will be there to answer questions about the plans for the area.  We want to help them give some love to this special area, so we’re spreading the word about the amazing work that they do.

Look out for the blue Sustainable Coastlines at the end of Richards Beach Road, we’ll be there from 11.00am and finishing up around 2:00pm. You can stay for as little or as long as you like, but afterwards we’ll all come together for a cup of coffee and some Phoenix Organics Drinks.