Piha and West Coast Clean-up | Sustainable Coastlines

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Event Details

Dec 2017

What to bring for the clean-up:

  • Closed-toe sturdy shoes, such as sneakers, sports shoes or tramping boots are required for participation. Gumboots are not allowed as they get stuck in the mud. Coastal terrain can be challenging with rocks that can be sharp, loose and slippery.
  • Warm and waterproof clothes: NZ weather is unpredictable. Bring at least one warm top layer and a rain jacket.
  • Sun hat and sun cream.
  • Reusable water bottle (filled-up and ready to go).
  • Snacks.
  • Camera (optional) – this is a unique and beautiful location and we’d love to see your photos. Use #loveyourcoast on social media or email to [email protected]


We provide:

  • Gloves
  • Rubbish sacks
  • Drinking water
  • Health and Safety briefing and documents
  • First aid kits and first aid trained staff
  • Refreshments and kai for afterwards
  • The chance to win concert tickets!

With the return to New Zealand of long-time Sustainable Coastlines supporter and world-renowned musician, Jack Johnson, we wanted to throw down a West Coast clean-up to kick-off summer, and Jack’s NZ concert, with some local goodness.

Jack is taking his green touring to the next level by expanding plastic free initiatives in Australia and New Zealand and we’re teaming up with Jack’s All At Once community and local legends Project Wai to host a beach clean-up leading up to the Auckland concert! Join us at the little reserve at the south end of the South Piha carpark (the one next to the Piha Surf Life Saving Club) from 9am on December 9th and we’ll send out teams from Karekare to Anawhata and everywhere in between to give the coast a start-of-summer-spruce!

Take part and take action. All clean-up participants are welcomed to join us for a BBQ back at the reserve from 12:30pm. Please register via the form below.

Jack and his crew are working with venues to reduce single-use plastic on tour. At the shows, fans can help eliminate plastic waste by using reusable water bottles and pint cups. Swing by to connect with Sustainable Coastlines at the Jack Johnson Concert Village Green at the Auckland show December 10!

Need Tickets to the Gig?

We have five (5!) double passes to give away to Jack’s gig on December 10. What’s even better is that each double pass will be accompanied by an awesome beach kit from our mates at Huffer to set you on your way for summer. There are a couple of ways that you can get your hands on these (with all proceeds going towards our beach clean-up efforts):

  • Love the beach: Everyone participating in the clean-up will go into the draw to win a double pass.
  • Chance your luck: We’ll be holding a raffle at the beach so you can get in the draw there.
  • Show how much you love the coast: Open your wallet and bid your heart out on a live auction on clean-up day.
  • We’ll be keeping a few up our sleeves to hand out to the most deserving clean-up participants.