Seaweek Auction Fundraiser | Sustainable Coastlines

As part of our Seaweek fundraiser, we now have our most fabulous auction items on Trade Me! These are one-of-a-kind experiences and objects that would usually be auctioned off at our Fundraising Ball (sadly cancelled due to the usual culprit). But now, everyone has a chance to bid!

Dig deep — all proceeds go towards our school education programme, which empowers our tamariki to protect our moana.

Art on trolley

Airline drinks trolley with Dan Jones artwork

The ultimate drinks trolley. Thanks to Singapore Airlines we have this super cool pimped-up drinks trolley ready to wheel out at your next party and serve your guests.  It’s been tweaked with some awesome art by Dan Jones and the good peeps at Black Pineapple have filled it with cocktail goodies. 

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VIP Rally drive with Hayden Paddon

You could be experiencing an exhilarating zero-emission ride with Hayden Paddon in the fantastic Hyundai Kona EV rally car. Hayden is New Zealand’s most successful rally driver both nationally and internationally. You’ll also get Hayden’s autobiography and other merch to remember your ride.


Big buoy and fund litter collection

Win this auction and you not only get an awesome big orange buoy (how cool would that be in your garden), but your bid will also fund the Sustainable Coastlines Litter Intelligence team to conduct a litter survey in Fiordland.


Silent Disco Degustation for eight with Peter Urlich as your private DJ

Kirsty Cardy, MasterChef contestant and caterer to the stars, will come to your home for an outrageous seven-course dinner party for you and seven friends! Each course is set to a song, and accompanied by entertainment. Plus, the one and only Peter Urlich will be your warm up guy and DJ!


Whale & Dolphin Safari on the Hauraki Gulf for up to 100 people

Imagine hosting your next party or work event while searching for orca on the Hauraki Gulf. Epic! A private 4.5-hour cruise for up to 100 people with local marine experts Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari, exploring the beautiful Hauraki Gulf Marine Park in search of amazing marine life encounters.


Vintage gold sequin dress

This absolutely stunning vintage dress comes from our good friends at Lucky Life in Titirangi. How about getting it in time for our next fundraising ball? Size 12.


Waitematā by Cathy Carter

An immersive, sensuous and psychologically-compelling artwork from photographer and multimedia conceptual artist, Cathy Carter. Cathy’s art is inspired by concerns about climate change and our evolving relationship with bodies of water.

Stop-motion content

Always wanted to create a stop-motion film for your company, brand, product, charity or simply for a personal project? It will include a fun-filled 10 days of Awkward Animations stop-motion skills to bring together a film that meets your brief that we will discuss and agree up front.


Surf photo shoot

Ever wanted to capture those epic moments out in the ocean, the feeling of chilling out the back, catching the perfect wave, getting inside a barrel. Well this is your chance with your own private in the water surf photo shoot with surfer and photographer Dan Westerkam. A surfer’s dream!

You're invited...

Mar 2022

Join us online for a celebration of our moana, rounding out our Seaweek festivities and fundraising efforts.

Hear an update from our CEO Josh Borthwick on impacts and future projects, and from co-founder and programmes director Camden Howitt about the importance of environmental education. Join us for good times, spot prizes, a quiz, and auctions!

Please RSVP to Jodi on [email protected]

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Double Your Donation

We will also be announcing the results of our Double Your Donation campaign! Kind partners of ours have pledged to match all donations received between 5 and 13 March. Any donations made during this time will be automatically doubled, up to a total of $10,000!

If you want to support our mahi, now is the time to donate, so please head to our donation page now.

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Mar 2022
Mar 2022

Kind partners of ours have pledged to match all donations received between 5 and 13 March. Simply make a donation on our website during this time, and our partners will automatically double it, up to a total of $10,000!

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$20k to empower our tamariki

Educating children is key to our work. Last month we lost one of our biggest fundraisers of the year — our Fundraising Ball. We still want to share these important messages with children in Aotearoa, so we’re working twice as hard to make sure our team can get there.

We are aiming to raise $20,000 during our Double Your Donation campaign this Seaweek. This will fund our critical work educating and empowering school children to take action for our precious beaches and rivers.

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Now is the time to donate!

At Sustainable Coastlines we’re already making a big impact on the plastic pollution problem. And now we have the chance to scale up our impact with the help of ocean lovers like you.

If you love our mahi and want to make a difference to the places you love, now is the time to donate — your impact will be doubled! Your donation will help us to solve the problem long-term by inspiring future generations to protect the places we all love. Click here to head to our donation page now.

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Oct 2020

Ticket includes

  • Delicious dinner.
  • Drinks from Phoenix Organics, Yealands, and Corona.
  • Entertainment from Two Many Chiefs and Murry Sweetpants and his percussionist.

Come along to our tenth annual Sustainable Coastlines ‘Let’s Get Cleaned Up’ fundraising event!

To celebrate the ten-year anniversary, we’re changing things up and hosting an elegant soirée at the Ponsonby Cruising Club. The club sits on the edge of the Waitematā and has spectacular views over the water towards the Harbour Bridge.

As usual, we’ll provide a delicious dinner and treat you to some awesome entertainment. The cocktail-party format gives you more time to mingle and meet the like-minded friends of Sustainable Coastlines and to check out our outstanding selection of auction items.

Entertainment on the night will feature live band Two Many Chiefs followed by DJ Murry Sweetpants and his percussionist.

Join us with your friends for this classy black-tie event on Friday, 16 October from 7pm till midnight. Tickets on sale now from iTicket here.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Dec 2019
Dec 2019

You’re invited to ’Above & Below’, a journey above and below the surface of Aotearoa and the South Pacific by photographers Julie Chandelier and Scott Sinton.

Both passionate about the ocean and marine life, their travels have led them to incredible encounters away and close to home. Their work spans from the corals of the pacific to glacial-fed rivers, to right here in the Hauraki Gulf.  With water being the common thread, Julie and Scott’s motivation is to be a voice for the ocean.  In hope that New Zealand chooses to be a world leader in respect of its marine environment.

Their work explores not just the beauty of the ocean but our connection to it as well.

OPENING NIGHT : Wednesday 4th December between 6PM and 9PM. Complimentary drinks on the night thanks to our friends at Corona, Phoenix Organics and Yealands!  The exhibition will be up till Sunday at 4pm if you wish to view or purchase after opening night.

25% of all sales will go to Sustainable Coastlines to support their invaluable work keeping our beaches beautiful.  

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Sep 2019

During winter we will be hosting a series of free movie nights at The Flagship Education Centre.  Bring your beanbag, best friend or just yourself along and be prepared to be educated or amused (depending on the theme).  There will be a cash bar on the night with thanks to our good friends at Yealands Wines, Corona and Phoenix Organics.  Doors open at 7pm with the movie kicking off at 7.30pm.

Thursday 5th September we will be showing ‘The True Cost’.  This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye-opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.

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Jul 2019

During winter we will be hosting a series of free movie nights at The Flagship Education Centre.  Bring your beanbag, best friend or just yourself along and be prepared to be educated or amused (depending on the theme).  There will be a cash bar on the night with thanks to our good friends at Yealands Wines, Corona and Phoenix Organics.  Doors open at 7pm with the movie kicking off at 7.30pm.

This Thursday 25th July we will be showing the doco ‘A Quest for Meaning’.  This is the story of an impromptu road-trip undertaken by two childhood friends looking to understand the causes of the world’s crises and to find a way to bring about change. An inspiring, life-changing journey that renews our confidence in our capacity to bring about change, within ourselves and within society.

Diary Thursday 8th August as we will be showing ‘The True Cost’ an eye-opening look into the garment industry.


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Jun 2019

Come and celebrate World Oceans Day (OK a few days early but who cares we love the ocean!).  Artists Yolanda Bartram and Jose G Camo have come together to showcase their works at the Flagship on Wednesday 5th June.  As well as being able to purchase their artworks on the night, you will also be able to come down till Sunday the 9th June to view and buy these amazing pieces.

From 6pm till 7pm on the 5th June we will have complementary Yealands, Corona and Phoneix organics followed by a cash bar and DJ keeping us suitably entertained for the evening. Yolanda will also chat about how she got inspired to create this exhibition.

For those who wish to really get involved with World Oceans Day falling on Saturday 8th June we will also have DIY cleanup packs to take away for beach cleaning over the weekend.  If you are keen to roll your sleeves up please email [email protected] who can help with the booking of gloves and sacks and any advice about health and safety and where to head for your cleanup.

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May 2019

Come and enjoy a night of great music with like-minded ocean lovers at The Flagship on Saturday 18 May.  Headlining will be the Phil Edwards Band with Micheal Burrows (AUS) and Peter Senior (AUS) in support.  All the profits from the sale of tickets get shared between Australian farmers that have been affected by the severe droughts and Sustainable Coastlines.  There will be a cash bar on the night with delicious beverages from our good friends at Corona, Yealands and Phoneix Organics.  Sal’s Pizza will be available for anyone needing to have a yummy bite to eat. 

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Sep 2022

Hilton Hotel
Princes Wharf

We would love you to join us at the 11th annual Sustainable Coastlines Fundraising Ball on Thursday 29 September 2022. We’re back at our roots at the Hilton Hotel on Princes Wharf.

Your ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres, a three-course plated dinner, beverages from Corona and wines from The Good Grape.  The live entertainment element is still being investigated but as always DJ Murry Sweetpants with the Shoulder Rubs will bring their funky beats for the post dining dance floor.

Doors open at 6pm for a dinner seating at 7.30pm.

All ticket sales, along with the amazing live and silent auction packages up for grabs on the night, will raise funds for our ongoing work inspiring and educating others to look after the coastlines and waterways we all love.


Getting there:

Just head to the Hilton Hotel, Princes Wharf, 147 Quay St, Auckland CBD.  The function starts off in style with drinks from 6.30pm, so please be on time so that you don’t miss out on the fantastic food, drinks, and performances!

Getting dressed:

Our Fundraising Ball is a great chance to dust off the suits and frocks, don the dancing shoes and have a rollicking good night out.


During the evening we will be holding silent and live auctions with celebrity auctioneer Sabine Davison and with an exceptional range to bid on, there will be something for everyone. Get ready to get bidding on the night.


We don’t have any event-specific parking, however, all-day parking is available at the Viaduct and Downtown car parks, which are both nearby, and via Wilson’s Parking on Princes Wharf. Limited paid valet parking is also available at the hotel subject to availability.