Teaming up to clean up with Sustainable Coastlines
It's the season of giving, and, here at T+T, we’ve decided to give a gift that gives back - we’ve teamed up with Sustainable Coastlines to clean up coasts across New Zealand this summer.
Sustainable Coastlines’ mission is to keep New Zealand’s coastlines beautiful by supporting coastal clean-up events, educational programs and public awareness campaigns. Over the last 11 years, Sustainable Coastlines have worked with over 100,000 event participants across New Zealand and cleaned up a staggering 1.5 million litres of rubbish from the coast.
This year, T+T is participating in six clean-ups around the country:
Auckland - Cornwallis beach
Cornwallis beach is part of West Auckland’s Waitakere Ranges Regional Park and is a popular place for swimming and picnics. However, in 2017 it was given a C-grade in water quality standards. T+T will be helping contribute to the quality of Cornwallis beach with a clean-up initiative.
Raglan - Ngarunui beach
Ngarunui Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Raglan for swimming, surfing and sunbathing. With beautiful black sand and incredible rock formations, Ngarunui is truly a New Zealand treasure. Members of our Hamilton office will be in attendance for our Raglan clean up session.
Tauranga - Tauranga Bridge Marina
The Tauranga Bridge Marina is an important part of Tauranga being within five minutes of Mount Maunganui and local shopping centres. Although technically not a coastline, marinas connect to the ocean so it is important to keep them clean.
Wellington - Porirua Harbour
The Porirua Harbour is one of the largest estuary systems in the lower North Island and is a nationally significant wildlife space. However, over the past five years, sediment in the Harbour has doubled making it unfit for a range of animals and plants. T+T will be working to clean up the Harbour to help restore the healthy function of the estuary.
Nelson - The Haven or Tahunanui beach (TBC)
Nelson is full of gorgeous, sunny beaches. Over the last few years litter has been accumulating on its shores, posing a threat to the local wildlife. T+T will be cleaning up a still to be confirmed beach in Nelson to help reduce the litter and protect the local wildlife.
Christchurch - New Brighton beach
New Brighton beach is one of Christchurch’s most accessible and popular beaches. However, increased tourism has led to rubbish accumulating on the previously pristine beach.