**POSTPONED** Hirepool Big Clean 2021 — Porirua Harbour Beach Clean-Up | Sustainable Coastlines

Event postponed

Due to the upgrade of alert levels, we have decided to postpone this event. We don’t yet have a new date set, but we will update here and, if you have registered, we will email you with the new date.

While we are confident that we can conduct safe and successful events during Level 2, due to Auckland’s status at Level 3, where the majority of our staff members reside, unfortunately we can’t go ahead with the event this weekend.

In the meantime, we hope that you and your whānau remain safe and well. We look forward to seeing you at a future event!

Event details

Mar 2021

Remember to bring:

  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Sun-smart gear
  • Raincoats and appropriate clothing for the day on the coast
  • Reusable drink bottle, filled and ready to go
  • Camera!

We will provide: 

  • All relevant gear: gloves, sacks
  • Health and Safety documentation & briefing
  • First aid trained staff and first aid kits
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Rubbish removal to transfer station.

**Due to the upgrade of Covid-19 alert levels across the country, we have decided to postpone this event, please see the note above.**

We hope to see you on the 6th to help the community and our amazing partner Hirepool run a massive public clean-up of Porirua Harbour and the surrounding coastline.

We will be working with local community groups to have the biggest possible impact on cleaning up the rubbish found in and around the harbour.

Everything will be provided including health and safety documents, equipment and refreshments.


  • 10:00am – Sign in at 2 Wi Neera Drive, Porirua and be assigned clean up locations
  • 10:30am – Health and Safety Brief and handing out clean up equipment
  • 10:40am – Clean-up commences
  • 12:300pm – Return all rubbish back to Wi Neera Drive, Porirua 5022 station and grab a snack and some refreshments
  • 1:00pm – Event ends

Huge thanks to Hirepool, Porirua City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Enviroschools and all the schools involved in our education programme. Any questions – contact George at [email protected]

Covid safety at our events

  1. If you, or anyone you live with feels ill, please do not attend.
  2. All attendees should follow cough and sneeze etiquette: Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue (dispose of tissue immediately).
  3. Bring gloves to the event if you have them available at home. Although we will have freshly washed gloves for those who need.
  4. Please bring your own face mask.
  5. Wash and sanitise your hands regularly.
  6. Social distancing of 2m must be adhered to for those outside your bubble.
  7. The event may be cancelled at late notice due to the unfolding situation.
  8. Our full Covid-19 Protocol is available at this link.