Golden Bay, Rototai Reserve Tree Planting 2016 | Sustainable Coastlines

Event impacts

Event Details

Aug 2016
We provide:
  • Trees & planting site
  • A planting tutorial
  • Gloves
  • Spades
  • Drinks – water & juice plus tea and coffee for adults
  • Access to toilets
  • 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)
  • Bring a camera (optional). We would love to see your event photos! Use the tag #loveyourwater on social media or email photos to

A huge thank you!

On Thursday the 18th of August, over 30 volunteers planted 650 trees at the beautiful Rototai reserve. We were here two years ago and it’s great to come back and revisit this beaufitul place.

We collaborated with 20 dedicated students from Takaka Primary, the Tasman District Council, and passionate locals who all came together to put the plants in the ground.

This is one in a series of tree planting activities we are running this winter as part of our nationwide Love your Water: Training Workshops and Tree Planting Tour.

Tasman District Council has been a huge help in our Golden Bay / Tasman leg of our tour, and we are very much hope to do it all again next year.

As part of the Golden Bay portion of the 2016 Love Your Water campaign we invite you to join us for a day of tree planting and weeding at Rototai Reserve on Thuresday 18 August 2016. We’re collaborating with the Tasman City Council who are lovingly overlooking the restoration of the Reserve and we want to help them give some love to this special place.

Simply meet at the Rototai Beach Esplanade Reserve covers a strip of land along the foreshore adjacent to the end of Nees Road, just northwest of the Motupipi River estuary. Come to the end of the road and look for our blue Sustainable Coastlines flags. We’ll be starting 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 some food and refreshments courtesy of Phoenix Organics Drinks.

Volunteers, corporate groups and schools are all welcome to come along and get your hands dirty, give some love to previous plantings, and plant new native trees to help the regeneration of Rototai Beach Esplanade Reserve.


More information

  • Any questions? Email Oliver Vetter on [email protected] or call 021 025 98301
  • Like what we do? See our sponsorship information below


We’re looking for caring corporates to get behind the project. We need to raise funds to cover essential logistical, health & safety and administrative costs to ensure this project’s success in each region. Sponsorship is therefore vital. Check out the opportunities below to see how we can work together.

We offer sponsors:

  • A team building tree planting activity with your staff during one of our existing event days. We will provide equipment and trees, however you will need to arrange your own transport to and from the site.
  • License to Sustainable Coastlines logos for use on web, marketing and other promotional materials during the course of the event.
  • Love Your Water project report with metrics achieved through planting and educational work (great for CSR / sustainability reporting and marketing).
  • Access and permission to use all event images, footage and results.
  • Exposure through logo positioning on:
    • The official regional event page(s) on Sustainable Coastlines website.
    • Regional promotional collateral such as social media posts, event posters.
  • Opportunity to provide marketing material, run competitions and/or provide giveaways during the event. (Materials used in giveaways must be mutually agreed – with responsible packaging etc).


Sponsorship is available at two levels:

$1,000: Regional Sponsor
Includes all of the above.

$5,000: Regional Partner
Includes all of the above and in addition:

  • Delivery of our multimedia Love Your Water educational presentation at your office (this has been proven to help motivate staff to get involved).
  • Logo on 4×1 metre event banner for photo opportunities (used across all regions).
  • Logo on Love Your Water project report mentioned above.
  • Mention of your support to Sustainable Coastlines’ social media networks (combined audience of 12,500).
  • Mention of your support to our mailing list (5,100 subscribers).
  • Mention of your brand during media interviews wherever possible (we have a strong profile in the media – see examples here).


What next?

Please call Camden Howitt on 021 212 7287 or email [email protected] if you are interested in this opportunity or would like any further information.