Matariki Clean up and Litter Survey Petone Beach | Sustainable Coastlines

Event details

Jul 2023

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.

Please read the event instructions and REGISTER below:

Join us on Friday 14th July to celebrate Matariki weekend by taking care of Papatūānuku! We are heading down to Petone beach to run a Litter Intelligence Survey and wider beach clean up to protect the natural environment. This year, Matariki coincides with Plastic Free July, so come along to do your bit to prevent plastics and other litter from polluting our coastline.

We’ll be hosting this clean up at the Ski Club end of the beach where we know the problem is its greatest! We will be sending volunteers to clean up different spots along the beach from the Ski Club to the Wharf. We will also be running a Litter Intelligence survey & audit, so we can capture data on what items are found at this site.

All equipment will be provided including gloves, sacks, health and safety documents.


  • 9:00am – Event sign-in begins at the Honiana Reserve Car Park
  • 9:15am – General welcome and H&S briefing
  • 9:20am – Litter Intelligence briefing for those keen to help us with some rubbish science!
  • 9:30am – Clean-up instructions and equipment hand-out
  • 9:45am – Clean-up begins
  • 11:15am – Clean up finishes
  • 11:30pm – Celebration back at registration area with Phoenix drinks!

We will then complete the Litter Audit at a covered location. Anyone who is interested in participating in this please email the contact below.

Any questions – contact Olivia on [email protected]


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