Ōtautahi Christchurch Seaweek 2023 Clean-up, Estuary Edge | Sustainable Coastlines

Event details

Mar 2023

Remember to bring:

  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Sun-smart gear: long sleeved tops and trousers
  • 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.
  • Light Refreshments

Seaweek – Kaupapa Moana is New Zealand’s annual, national week of celebrating the sea and is taking place this year between 4-12 March 2023.

Come and join CVNZ and Sustainable Coastlines on Saturday 11th March from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm for a coastline clean-up along the edge of of the Te Ihutai/ Avon-Heathcote Estuary.

In addition, Sustainable Coastlines’ will be running a Litter Intelligence survey. Litter Intelligence is Aotearoa’s first and only national litter monitoring programme. The litter data collected can then be used to action change and create solutions to reduce pollution on the coastlines of Aotearoa.

The pollution collected from the Litter Intelligence area will then be audited at an event in Sumner the following day, Sun 12th March.  For more information head to the Sustainable Coastlines event page: https://sustainablecoastlines.org/events/

PLEASE REGISTER using the link to the CVNZ website and clicking “Book Now”, we’d love to see you there: https://bookings.conservationvolunteers.org/…/seaweek…


  • 1:00 pm – Sign in opens!
  • 1:10 pm – Introductions by CVNZ and Sustainable Coastlines
  • 1:15 pm – Health & Safety briefing
  • 1:30 pm – Litter Survey and wider clean-up commences
  • 3:00 pm – Return all rubbish back to South New Brighton Community Hall – followed by refreshments.
  • 3:30 pm – Closing remarks and end of event wrap-up!

Any questions please reach out to: Emma – emma@sustainablecoastlines.org or christchurch@cvnz.org.nz

If you’d like to find out about all the other exciting events happening for Seaweek, check out the Seaweek website: