Weta Digital Miramar Peninsula Clean-up 2018 | Sustainable Coastlines

Event impacts

Event Details

Jan 2018

What does the day involve?

  • 09:30 Registrations open – meet at the big blue tent at Scorching bay – look out for our blue Sustainable Coastlines flags
  • 10:00 Sustainable Coastlines Staff will give our Love Your Coast presentation followed by a quick health and safety brief
  • 10:15 Head out to clean up our beaches!
  • 12:00 Return to base for a delicious FREE lunch for registered participants, music and games (weather permitting)
  • 13:30 Event officially ends but feel free to stick around and enjoy this beautiful area

What do you need to bring?

  • Closed-toe sturdy shoes, such as sneakers, sports shoes or tramping boots are required for participation. Gumboots are not allowed. 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.
  • Snacks, as desired (FREE lunch will be provided for registered participants only)
  • Reusable water bottle (filled-up and ready to go).
  • 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]
  • Your old mobile phone to recycle through the RE:Mobile phone recycling scheme.

The Summer Fun Continues!  

On Saturday 27 January 2018 we had another absolutely amazing day for the Weta Digital sponsored beach cleanup of Miramar and Evan’s Bay. The keen crew from Weta Digital, Weta Workshop, family, friends and locals all showed up at Scorching Bay right around 9:30am to give some love to this fantastic peninsula.

Once again the weather was fantastic.  At registration everyone picked up their free event T-Shirt at the Sustainable Coastlines tent and we opened the day with a chat and safety brief from Sustainable Coastlines’ Wellington crew.  Weta Digital have sponsored our ‘Love Your Coast’ education, training and beach cleanup programme for the past three years, allowing us to run our school events in Wellington for free.

In term 4 of 2017 we educated over 5,000 children in the effects of littering and single-use plastics on the marine environment, and took more than 2,400 of them to their local beach to enable them to take the solutions into their own hands and deepen that connection with the place they love.  During those cleanups we picked up more than 11,000 litres of rubbish from Wellington’s beaches and streams – all thanks to generous sponsors like Weta Digital!

And with that our 125 volunteers were ready to go! Sustainable Coastlines’ staff member Te Kawa Robb led a convoy to the heavily impacted Evan’s Bay, while the rest of the team worked north and south of Scorching Bay and north and south around the coastlines.  They had been instruction to search the high tide line and secluded bays where the floating micro-plastics are often stranded, as well as the bushes and verges along the roadside where rubbish accumulates before traveling via storm drains to the ocean.

The groups did an amazing job and picked up more than 2,300 litres of large, small and strange pieces of plastic!

After a couple of hours of heads down under the sun, everyone headed back to base for a well-deserved lunch. The crew were then treated to the calming sounds of Nikita 雅涵 Tu-Bryant acoustic music and enjoyed the delicious food from the team at Beat Kitchen

Huge thanks to Amy and the awesome team at Weta Digital – we really couldn’t do our work without your help.

Thanks also to Meridian Energy for lending us their canopy, Nikita Ty-Bryant for her music, Craig and his team from Beat Kitchen, Wellington City Council for helping us with rubbish disposal, Phoenix Drinks for providing delicious juices and the Sustainable Coastlines’ crew – Tegan Arnold and Te Kawa Robb who kept everyone motivated and safe and took some fantastic photos of the day.

Looking forward to doing it all again next year!

Oliver – Wellington Programmes Manager




Registration for this event is now closed – please keep an eye on sustainablecoastlines.org/events for more volunteer opportunities!


On Saturday 27 January 2018, from 9:30am, Sustainable Coastlines invites you to meet at Scorching Bay for a fun, family day of beach cleanups, beach games followed by a catered lunch and music by the amazing Wellington singer songwriter Nikita 雅涵 Tu-Bryant

Weta Digital was our principal sponsor of our 2017 ‘Love your Coast Wellington’ clean-up and education tour. At last year’s event the Weta Crew cleaned up almost 5000 items of rubbish from Evans, Worser and Scorching Bays.

We’ll send out teams to beaches around the Miramar Peninsula, and find the corners and coves where the rubbish is blown and washed up.

Spaces are limited.