Vodafone Beach Cleanup – Wellington | Sustainable Coastlines

Event impacts

Event Details

Jan 2019

We provide:

  • Our Love Your Coast Presentation
  • Reusable Gloves
  • Reusable Bags
  • Drinks: Water and juice plus tea and coffee for adults
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Health & safety documents
  • First aid kits and first aid trained staff


What to bring:

  • Sturdy, closed-toe shoes This is critical for Health & Safety considerations: those not wearing closed-toe shoes will not be able to participate.
  • Warm and waterproof clothes. At least one warm top layer and a rain jacket.
  • Sun hat and sunscreen
  • Reusable water bottle (filled up and ready to go)
  • Your old or unused mobile phone to recycle. As charity partner of the RE:MOBILE phone recycling scheme, donating your old mobile helps us raise critical funds for freshwater restoration.
  • Bring a camera (optional). We would love to see your event photos! Use the tag #loveyourwater on social media or email photos to oliver@sustainablecoastlines.org

What a beautiful Day!

At 10am on January17th volunteers from Vodafone met at the Honiana Te Puni Reserve, Petone Beach, to give this place a little love and have the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful urban coastline.

We’ve played roulette with the weather, and we won!  The sun was shining all day and we were thankful for the breeze.

After a Love Your Coast chat by programmes coordinator Ben Knight, some friendly introductions from the Vodafone foundation, and a brilliantly executed health and safety brief, the crew were signed in and raring to go.

Ben guided a smaller group to our Litter Project surveys site, and explained the scientific method we are using to collect data as part of our ‘Grassroots solution to NZ beach litter’.  This litter will be individually weighed, audited and the data used to make real lasting solutions to our litter issues here in Aotearoa.

After a few hours of litter collection the team came together for some delicious Hell’s Pizza, a team photo and a well earned break in the shade.

But these guys weren’t done!  Huge respect to the Vodafone team members who went back out to the beach and collected another couple of rubbish sacks!

In all the team of 50 participants picked up more than 1500 litres of rubbish – an incredible effort!

huge thanks to Vodafone, the Vodafone Foundation, the Lower Hutt City Council, and all the volunteers that gave up a few hours to give some love to a wild and beautiful stretch of coastline.