Above and Below Photographic Exhibition | Sustainable Coastlines

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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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Oct 2019
Oct 2019

On the back of our highly successful planting day in collaboration with the Te Atatu Marae Coalition, Auckland Council and others, we’d love to get your help to finish off this kaupapa. While the day was a huge success, we still have a big pile of mulch that needs to be spread along one-third of the planting area. We got a lot done on the day, but we have some more mahi yet to finish this off.

If you have a volunteer day you need to use, or just some free time to help out in the local community, please do come and join us for a day or two of mulching. Mulching is really important to help suppress weeds and keep the ground nice from drying out over summer, which gives the 2,400 natives we planted the best chance of survival to next winter.

Many hands make light work so please join us from 9:30am on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 October at Harbourview-Orangihina Park, Te Atatu Peninsula (entrance off the roundabout opposite Gloria Ave).

Please register your attendance on the form below to help us plan. 

What is Provided?

  • Gloves
  • Shovels and wheelbarrows
  • Health & safety briefing and documents (we’ll happily provide a risk assessment for you)
  • First aid kits and first aid trained staff
  • Refreshments

What to bring:

  • Gumboots or sturdy, closed-toe shoes that you don’t mind getting a bit muddy. 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)
  • Reusable coffee cup for hot drinks.
  • If you have a shovel or wheelbarrow you can bring down please do so – we will put it to good use!

More information?

Please contact Dan on [email protected]

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Sep 2019

On September 14th, 2019 the keen staff from out partner sponsor Brother International Ltd gathered at Fraser Reserve in Tauranga to get stuck in and cleanup this beautiful waterway!

Despite a patchy forecast, the weather was perfect!
The land and mangroves in this area are feeling the effect from illegal fly-tipping, poor folks living rough, and rubbish traveling down the river and estuary.

By afternoon tea the crew had already been back for more rubbish sacks and were back out there, under the bushes, onto the

A delicious afternoon tea was supplied by the Lemongrass Catering, washed down with some ice cold drinks thanks to Phoenix Organics.

A massive load of 950 litres of rubbish was removed from our coastline thanks to the Brother International team. A huge amount of fun was had by all and the happy faces took away a lot of information and ideas on how to reduce their own single use plastic use.

Sustainable Coastlines would like to give a huge thank you to our partner Brother International  for their commitment to creating a better New Zealand through their effort at Fraser Cove.

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Nov 2019

“BIRDS EYE VIEW” is an art exhibition by Pia.  It is a cash and carry show –  all original art works only $75 each that you can pop in your bag and take home on the night. 

Pia has collected vintage paper maps of Aotearoa, sourced from friends, op shops and tip shops are re-purposed into 50 original art works. Bush and sea birds endemic to Aotearoa are carefully hand  painted over top of the maps, creating a unique and original art work.

Maps are used to describe and record ownership, showing culture and features relating to land use and value. Her birds are unaware of these man made pressures and ideas, they continue to wing their way across the skies, following migratory paths and returning to breeding grounds they have used for thousands of years.

Ninety three of our bird species are found in no other country, we must look after them.

Profits from every sale go to Sustainable Coastlines.

Join us on Thusday 28th November for some early Christmas shopping or a little something for yourself.  Beverages supplied by our good friends at Corona, Yealands and Phoenix organics.

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Sep 2019

On Friday September 6, 2019, we teamed up with ASB Bank as part of a large day of volunteering. It’s great to see so many businesses offering their staff volunteer days and we love it when they engage us here at Sustainable Coastlines to tackle the important issue of marine debris. The weather threatened to rain on our fun, but that didn’t dampen spirits for the 132 ASB staff that joined us at the Onehunga Foreshore – our go to spot for big groups who want to make a big impact.

After some introductions from Sustainable Coastlines and a Love Your Coast presentation by Programmes Manager, Dan Downing, we go into the action, spreading from Taumanu Reserve close to Hillsborough, all the way down to the Mangere Bridge, a stretch of about 1.5km of coastline.

The ASB crew were super engaged with the program and we’re stoked to see that we picked up so much litter in such a short amount of time. This is a regular occurrence – you just don’t see the litter there until you stop and start looking. This is one of the most valuable things about an experience with Sustainable Coastlines: it’s an eye-opener. It’s only once you recognise and acknowledge that there is a problem that you have the power to do something about.

Special thanks to Tania, Stephanie and Samantha from ASB for their help and organisation and to ASB management for promoting this day of volunteering amongst staff. We can’t wait until next time!

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Aug 2019

On August 29, 2019, we teamed up again with bronze sponsor TelferYoung for a clean-up event during their annual conference. Last year we tackled Mt Maunganui beach, so this year we decided to mix things up a bit and throw them in the deep end of Auckland’s litter issue down at Puektutu Island, in the often forgotten Manukau Harbour.

After a quick update on what’s been happening with Sustainable Coastlines over the past 12 months at a nearby conference centre, the 150 TelferYoung employees bussed down to the Puketutu Island, split into four groups. Puketutu Island is actually a beautiful spot, but it’s in an area that tends to collect litter and is also a well-known spot for dumping. The TelferYoung team weren’t perturbed at all, knowing that everything that we picked up we stopped from entering the marine environment.

It wasn’t glamorous, but it paid off with a large haul of 3,400 litres of litter.

We want to thank TelferYoung for their continued collaboration with Sustainable Coastlines and their continued effort in their own clean-ups around the country, being in their own right one of our most active sponsors. We cant do what we do without friends like this.

We can’t wait until next year!

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Sep 2019

In partnership with Meridian Energy and Fiordland College, we are launching a new carbon farming initiative to restore the beautiful area around Lake Manapōuri in Fiordland.

This landscape is home to an incredible feat of engineering – the Manapōuri Hydroelectric Station and now we are giving the area some love by planting native trees next to the Waiau River.

This project aims to restore up to 1,000 hectares of land with trees that will sequester carbon, improve water quality and re-establish natural habitat for native species.

Meet at 164-88 Duncraigen Road, Manapōuri. Look for the blue, outdoor Sustainable Coastlines flags.

If you have any questions – please contact Event Director, Sam Judd at [email protected] or call on 021 058 9349

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Sep 2019
The annual Lucas Creek Clean-up was held by the Greenhithe Ecology Network in association with Sustainable Coastlines on Saturday the 14th of September.  More than 116 volunteers of all ages turned up at the wharf on foot, and in kayaks and picked up more than 2000L of rubbish (two trailer loads) and 16 tyres from our local awa Lucas Creek, and the surrounding streets of Greenhithe in less than two hours. This was all made possible by the enthusiastic involvement of the Tauhinu Sea scouts, students from Albany Junior High School and many locals and greenhithe visitors alike. Lunch for the volunteers was made possible with the generous help of local business Accounting Net and Phoenix Organic drinks.
Keep an eye out for the next clean-up!

From 10:30am to 12:30pm on Saturday the 14th of September, join the Greenhithe Ecology Network and Sustainable Coastlines by dropping into Greenhithe Wharf at the end of Rame Road, Greenhithe.  Here you’ll receive important health and safety information and pick up sacks, gloves and other important equipment, as well as be assigned a clean-up location in the surrounding area.

Proudly sponsored by Greenhithe local board, Accountability Net and Phoenix organics drinks.

This will be a fun, family day out so bring along the little ones and the more mature alike.

Please register for this event on the Google form below

What to bring:

  • Closed-toe sturdy shoes, such as sneakers, sports shoes or tramping boots are required for participation. Gumboots are not recommended. 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, sun cream and other sunsmart gear.
  • Sunglasses. NZ sun is harsh and wind can blow sand and dust around. Protect those eyes from the sun and sand by bringing your own glasses
  • Reusable water bottle (filled-up and ready to go).
  • Snacks.
  • Camera (optional). Use #loveyourcoast on social media or email to [email protected]


What do Sustainable Coastlines provide:

  • Reusable rubbish sacks and gloves
  • Drinking and hand washing water
  • Sunblock, hand sanitiser and soap
  • Health and Safety briefing and documents
  • First aid kits and first aid trained staff
  • A fun, healthy and safe environment
  • Light lunch and refreshments post-event


More information:

For more information on the day or to find out if we can cater to your group’s requirements, please email Shelley on [email protected].



Please register via the Google form below. If the form doesn’t work, please click here.


What if it rains?

If it looks like it’s not going to be that nice, we’ll make the call to postpone.  We will be in touch closer to the time if this is needing to happen.

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Sep 2019

Thanks for your interest! Registrations for this event have now closed. If you’re interested in organising a DIY beach clean-up in future, contact shawnelise@sustainablecoastlines.org. Please note that we need at least 10 days notice and kits are subject to availability.


Activate your local community to help clean up your beach on International Coastal Clean-up Day on the 21st of September.

As part of the International Coastal Clean Up Day, we are facilitating ANYONE to clean up the beach by supplying groups with gloves, bags, and assistance with health and safety  – everything you need to get you out there and muck in!

Simply register below and we’ll have a Clean-Up Kit ready for you and you group to pick up in Conservation Week (14th-22nd September). Once you’re done, drop the kit back off at the Flagship Education Centre in Wynyard Quarter, simple as that.


What do you need to do?

  • Register below before the 12th of September!
  • Wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes (those with inappropriate shoes won’t be able to take part in the clean-up). No gumboots – they get easily stuck in muddy areas.
  • All weather gear, including a raincoat and sun smart gear.
  • Drink bottle filled and ready to go
  • Lunch and snacks.
  • A good attitude!

What does Sustainable Coastlines provide?

  • Gloves
  • Rubbish sacks
  • Sharps container
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Health & Safety guidance

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Sep 2019


The last day of the ANZ Love Your Water Tour 2019 went off!!! By the time the 95 volunteers went home, 4,914 trees had been planted. The wind and mud made for a challenging and long day of planting, but there was no way the magic could be deterred with everyone going home safely with a smile on their face.

The day had an exciting vibe about, due to being the last day of the tour and having 60 motivated students from Clayton Park School, Manurewa College and Rosehill College. Volunteers planted all along the Papakura Stream with most trees infilling areas from previous plantings. This meant we were able to plant some secondary tree species (Kahikatea, Matipo, Pittosporum and Horoeka) as they are now sheltered to grow between the pioneer species (Tī Kōuka, Harakeke and Manuka).

Collaborative events like this one are classically kiwi, with a mix of different organisations participating. ANZ sponsored the overall event event which Sustainable Coastlines organised. Volunteers came from all over Auckland, with ANZ staff and local students being the majority. The Local Papakura Board sponsored the spraying of the area, whilst The Million Trees Initiative helped get the plants there. The remaining 500 plants are to be planted by our good friends at New Zealand Corrections the following week. Refreshing drinks were put on by Charlies Organics and a sausage sizzle was met with great delight by the volunteers.

Thanks to everyone who showed their support for this final ANZ Love Your Water Tour event. We hope to see you all next year!!




ANZ and Sustainable Coastlines invite you to join us for our last day of the ANZ Love Your Water Tour 2019. On this last day of the tour, we’re aiming for a massive effort of 5,500 more trees to be planted.

The planting area is located along the Papakura Stream, which flows into the Pahurehure inlet and into the Manukau Harbour. Last year we planted 3,000 trees in this same reserve, so we will have an awesome chance to check on their progress, whilst planting more further down stream.

Bring your family, friends and colleagues on Thursday 26th September to 118 Takanini School Road, Trimdon Reserve Area, Papakura and we’ll arm you with all the knowledge and tools to get going. Planting starts at 9:30am and will be going until the afternoon. 


Places are limited for this event so please register on the form below to confirm your attendance. Even if you can only spare a few hours we would love to see you there.


What do you need to bring?

  • Closed-toe sturdy shoes, such as sneakers, sports shoes, tramping boots or gumboots are required for participation.
  • 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 – we will have plenty of refills.
  • Snacks to keep you going.
  • 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.

What do Sustainable Coastlines provide?

  • Trees and planting site
  • A planting tutorial
  • Gloves
  • Spades
  • Drinks: Water and juice, tea and coffee
  • A delicious healthy lunch
  • Health & safety documents and briefing
  • First aid kits and first aid trained staff
  • Photographs
  • Our Love Your Water presentation delivered on-site by our experienced educators

More Information

For more information, please contact Dan on [email protected]