A huge thank you to everyone who turned-up on Saturday 31 March to help us clean-up coastlines around the North Shore. Around 250 of us teamed-up to remove rubbish on Saturday, combining forces with over 500 volunteers from local schools, community groups and businesses over the duration of the event to leave the North Shore’s coastline a whole lot cleaner.
A massive thank you also to our clean-up Site Managers and of course our fantastic sponsors. Without you all, we could not have achieved what we did.
Our team has been going through the rubbish we collected with a fine-toothed comb to collate important data on exactly what we found — click here to see the results. A massive thank you to Mr Binz for transporting all of the rubbish.
We are looking for photos from the day and would love to see yours. Send your best pics to us at [email protected] or — if you’ve got high-res shots that are a battle to email — upload them straight to our swish dropbox system by clicking here.
Some very fancy prizes are up for grabs from PhotoCPL, Arnette and Sodastream. So show off your photographic prowess and send us your pics! Check out photos from previous winners here. Make sure you get them in before entries close at 5pm on Wednesday 25 April. We’ll be announcing winners the following week.
The legal stuff: By submitting photos into the Love your Coast North Shore Clean-up Photo Comp you are agreeing to grant Sustainable Coastlines Incorporated, any media and partner organisations a license to use, distribute publish or exhibit these photos in any manner either now known or subsequently devised and without any restrictions, in perpetuity. If you request, your photo will be duly credited whenever used in this way.
To get involved in our massive public clean-up day, just turn up to one of our seven clean-up locations listed below between 9am and 1pm on Saturday 31 March. Sign-in with our team, get your clean-up equipment (all provided for free), and hit the beaches en masse to give back to our beautiful coastlines.
Devonport: South end of Windsor Reserve, by the public toilets · See on map
Stanley Bay: On the grass verge by the bus stop at the start of Stanley Point Road · See on map
Castor Bay: By the playground on the Reserve on The Esplanade · See on map
Mairangi Bay: On the grass verge next to the Surf Life Saving Club · See on map
Browns Bay: On the grass verge at the end of Anzac Road · See on map
Long Bay: Just South of Long Bay Restaurant on the grass verge by the beach · See on map
Whangaparaoa: At the reserve on Coopers Road (western end), off Vipond Road · See on map
When you’ve had enough time on the beach, just bring your rubbish back to the event station where you started. If you‘re unable to bring the rubbish back to where you started (too big, heavy or hazardous) that’s okay, but please make sure that you leave your rubbish protected from wind, well above the high tide mark and provide clear instructions to a rep from our team on where it is so that we can pick it up later.
All participants are invited to join us for a gold coin donation BBQ celebration after the clean-up from 2.00pm at the Torbay Sailing Club, 946 Beach Road, Torbay.
Last April over 900 volunteers joined us for a huge community coastal clean-up on Auckland’s North Shore. Together we removed over 3 tonnes of rubbish from this urban coastline, and we’re doing it all again this year.
Schools, businesses and community groups
From 22 March to 4 April, we’re inviting students, businesses and community groups to join us and clean-up the beaches of Auckland’s stunning North Shore. Click here to register now and we’ll be in touch to make arrangements.
Alongside clean-up activities we are also offering multimedia educational presentations for schools and organisations, to help motivate volunteers and provide important background to the issue. When you register, simply let us know if you’re interested in this.
Massive public clean-up day
On Saturday 31 March we’ll be holding a large-scale clean-up around the North Shore for all to get involved in. Put this date in your diary and check back here for the location and times of clean-up event stations closer to the time.
All you’ll need to do is turn up to one of our clean-up locations (to be announced here soon), sign-in with our friendly team, get your clean-up equipment (all provided free) and hit the beach!
If your school, organisation or community group would like to be involved simply fill out this form and we will be in contact to make arrangements. For any questions or offers of support in the meantime, please contact one of our team on 09 948 8454 or email Event Director Ryley Webster on [email protected]