Keen to offer a morning of your time to create awareness of the treasure in our back yard and collectively contributing to the health of our awa, the Puhinui Stream? Together with local businesses, environmental partners and with the support of Mana Whenua, we are excited to be hosting a volunteering event, Te Puhinui Big Clean, from Totara Park down to the foreshore.
The event is planned for Saturday 8th May 8.30 am to 12.30 pm (rain date 22nd May), followed by a sausage sizzle and fun interactions for all, as our way to thank the many wonderful volunteers.
The event commences at the Auckland Botanic Gardens, Everglade Drive entrance and from there volunteers will be bussed out to their specific clean-up location.
This event wouldn’t be possible without the support of Panuku. We are also grateful to Wiri Business Association, Business Manukau, Auckland Botanic Gardens, CityCare for their support.
Back in 2016 we organised NZ’s Largest Clean-up attempt at the Puhinui Stream which saw almost 2000 volunteers remove 12 1/2 tonnes of rubbish, 300 tyres and over 200 shopping trolleys. Together, let’s beat that!
As part of the event some of the environmental partners will have exhibits so that they can engage and educate on the importance of not littering and protecting our streams. Also, we are hoping to take the opportunity to find local champions who may wish to adopt-a-spot in an area along the stream, if adopting-a-spot interests you or your workplace then please email Barbara.Carney@beautification.org.nz.
For more info and to register online, click the Registration link above.