Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Army of volunteers to clean up Muriwai Beach

“Army of volunteers to clean up Muriwai Beach”

May 10, 2001

Several hundred volunteers in army Unimogs (troop carriers) will take to Muriwai Beach on Sunday 20 May in the annual Muriwai Beach Clean Up.

Organised by the Auckland Regional Council in partnership with the NZ Army, the Royal NZ Air Force and Land Rover New Zealand, the event will see the volunteers targeting a common enemy - litter which has accumulated on the beach over summer

Last year a crowd of about 300 people, assisted by army and air force personnel, collected approximately 30 cubic metres of rubbish, much of it marine debris, such as plastic, tangled fishing nets and lines, from a variety of sources which poses a major threat to wildlife on the coast.

This year the New Zealand Defence Force will once again play a key role, supplying personnel and the Unimogs which will carry volunteers to the far reaches of Muriwai Beach.

Anyone who wishes to help with the clean up should meet at 10am at the Muriwai Beach Motor Camp for a briefing. The event will conclude with a free barbeque and spot prizes at about 3-4pm.

Prizes inlcude free use of a Land Rover New Zealand vehicle for a weekend, a free weekend at a Department of Conservation cottage and a mountain bike donated by Carter Holt Harvey.

ARC Parks and Recreation Committee chairman Bill Burrill says the council is extremely grateful for the support of all these organisations as well as the armed forces and the hundreds of volunteers who make the clean up such a successful event each year.

“Muriwai is one of one of Auckland’s most spectacular and most popular west coast beaches and the clean up benefits its coastal environment and all those who visit the beach.

“I invite anyone with an interest in Muriwai to join me along with the local school pupils and local residents who will be out in force to clean up the beach on May 20.”

For further information please call:

Cr Bill Burrill
Chairman, ARC Parks and Recreation Committee
Phone 366-2000 ext 8179
Mobile 021 978 139
Home 263-8071


Simon Roche
ARC Communications
Phone 366-2000 ext 8100
Mobile 021 656 380.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Tax Working Group’s Road Map

Trying to analyse the interim report on the Tax Working Group (TWG) is like trying to review an entire All Blacks game, but at the half- time mark.

With so much still to be finalised, Sir Michael Cullen and his colleagues are going to need all the All Blacks’ fabled finishing skills to get a coherent, fiscally neutral package together by the February 2019 deadline. More>>


Meth Testing Report: Housing NZ "To Right Wrong"

Phil Twyford “Housing NZ acknowledges that around 800 tenants suffered by either losing their tenancies, losing their possessions, being suspended from the public housing waiting list, negative effects on their credit ratings or, in the worst cases, being made homeless.” More>>


No Reshuffle: Meka Whaitiri Removed As A Minister

Meka Whaitiri will be removed as a Minister with immediate effect... The decision was made after receiving a report into an incident that occurred on 27 August in Gisborne, involving Meka Whaitiri and one of her staff. More>>


Pay Equity Bill: Making History For Women’s Pay

The Equal Pay Amendment Bill, introduced to the House today, will make it easier for workers to make a pay equity claim , using a more simple and accessible process within New Zealand’s existing bargaining framework. More>>


Suffrage 125: NZ A Trailblazer For Women

“We acknowledge the work of Kate Sheppard, Meri Te Tai Mangakāhia, and all of the suffragists who tirelessly campaigned for the vote… Today we also need to ask each other: how we can continue to make our country a fairer and better place to continue the legacy of the suffragists.” More>>


Asylum: Refugee Quota Increasing To 1500

“The quota increase will take place from July 2020. In the meantime, we will work to increase the number and spread of refugee resettlement and support services. We need to make sure we’re prepared for this change in policy.” More>>





InfoPages News Channels