Terawhiti/Makara Beach Clean-up | Sustainable Coastlines

Event impacts

Event Details

Dec 2014

Participants need to bring:

  • Sturdy shoes: this area has some challenging coastal terrain with rocks that can be sharp, loose and slippery. You’ll need closed-toe, sturdy shoes (such as sneakers, sports shoes or tramping boots).
  • Warm and waterproof clothes: NZ weather is unpredictable, especially out here. Bring at least one warm top (ideally old woollen) and a rain jacket.
  • Sun hat and sun cream.
  • Reusable water bottle (filled-up and ready to go).
  • Camera (optional) – this is a unique and beautiful location and we would love to see your photos after the event.
  • Your own 4WD (optional) – this is a rare opportunity to explore an amazing area that is usually closed to public access.

Any questions, contact Project Manager Oliver Vetter at [email protected]

Please join us from 9.30am to 3.00pm on Saturday 6 December for a fantastic day of adventure and exploration, all while giving back to the beautiful Makara Beach and the coastline surrounding Meridian Energy’s West Wind Farm. This wild piece of spectacular coastline, although well looked after by the locals, is affected by a regular flow of waste, so we are going to give it a good pre-summer clean-up.

Meet at the Sustainable Coastlines ‘Education Station’ container on Makara Beach at 9.30am on Saturday 6 December to sign-in and collect equipment, for a 10.00am start. From there we will split into teams and head out along the coastline on foot and by 4WD vehicle to clean-up the area from Makara Beach around to Ohau Bay and all the way to the Karori lighthouse on the South Coast.

Bring your own 4WD or jump in one that is provided to join the convoy. This will be a unique opportunity to explore the incredibly beautiful bays that are usually closed to the public where unfortunately, tonnes of littered plastic rubbish washes up.

Bring a packed lunch and join us after for a free sausage sizzle from 12.30pm at Makara Beach. This, and many other events, are supported by Meridian Energy, who have helped Sustainable Coastlines further its reach in raising awareness and supporting rubbish clean-ups around Wellington region’s coastlines and waterways.