Summernova Rangitoto Beach Clean-up 2021 | Sustainable Coastlines

Event impacts

It was a beautiful day which began with a biosecurity message from DOC,  followed by all the amazing volunteers helping to get all of the gear onto the ferry before heading off to clean up Rangitoto Island! 

After a H&S briefing, volunteers split off into groups and walked around the island to different zones and collected all the rubbish they could find. We also conducted a Litter Intelligence survey and audit with a few dedicated helpers.

A couple of hours of walking and cleaning up later, we all came together to share a Pheonix drink and plant-based kai provided by Amy from the Sustainable Food Co. Volunteers then listened to a Love Your Coast presentation to give some insight as to why we run these clean-up events.

We gathered all the sacks of litter together and counted 31 full sacks! What a phenomenal effort and achievement from our volunteers! They even helped us to get it all on the ferry at the end of the day. All-in-all it was an incredible event to wrap up the summer beach clean-up series.

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
  • Kai and refreshments
  • Ferry tickets
  • Health and Safety documentation & briefing
  • First aid trained staff and first aid kits
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Rubbish removal to transfer station.

Due to high demand, REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!!! See you at the next one!!


Calling all volunteers!! Thanks to Summernova, we are taking a boat load of people over to Rangitoto for an Island-wide clean-up, and need your help!

Meeting at Queens Wharf at 8:45am (look out for our blue flags!), we will sign everyone in, DOC will ensure everyone complies with bio-security, then ferry over to the island and kick off the cleanup at 10:30 after a Love Your Coast educational presentation and a health and safety briefing.

We have Amy from the Sustainable Food Co. catering the day along with Phoenix Organic drinks to thank you for your hard mahi!

The day is totally free and we want to invite everyone to come out and experience nature.


  • 8:45 – Volunteers arrive and board ferry
  • 9:15 – Ferry departs
  • 9:45 – Arrive Rangitoto
  • 10:00 – Love Your Coast education presentation 
  • 10:20 – Safety briefing 
  • 10:30 – Clean-up starts
  • 12:30 – Return to home base, lunch and drinks
  • 1:30 – Free time or more clean-up, participant dependent, pack up.
  • 2:30 – Board ferry for return to Auckland

For further enquiries please contact Dan at Dan@sustainablecoastlines.


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