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Beach cleanup

Time to put the sparkle back in Auckland's jewel

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Hobson Bay has been described as the jewel in Auckland's waterfront crown and a team of volunteers will look to help keep it that way with a beach cleanup on Sunday, June 9.

The cleanup, organised by the Outboard Boating Club of Auckland (OBC) and coastal cleanup specialists, SeaCleaners, aims to remove rubbish that has collected over the years in Hobson Bay and its adjacent Purewa Creek. They're inviting volunteers from schools, clubs and groups all around the area to help.

“Hobson Bay has been described as ‘the jewel in Auckland’s waterfront crown’ and, with the help of volunteers from schools, scouts, girl guides and other members of the local community, we want to help restore the bay to its previous pristine state,” OBC commodore Bill Berry Commodore said.

The timing of the event - 10am-1pm, weather permitting - works well with favourable tides that will allow the best access to collect rubbish during the cleanup.

This will be followed by a BBQ at the clubhouse and prizes donated by businesses at the local OBV (Orakei Bay Village). There will be prizes for the most rubbish collected, as well as the most unique.

Volunteers are asked to gather at the OBC clubhouse at 7 Tamaki Drive at 9.30am for briefings on designated targets. Bring gloves, lace-up shoes or boots (gumboots not recommended).

Please RSVP your interest in participating in the event to, include:

  • How many attending? (non-members are welcomed)
  • Vessel or foot/car?
  • Can you take extras on your vessel?

(Please note, any non-member vessels must be pre-arranged to be inspected prior to launching.  Please refer to public launching policy, click here … )

OBC beach cleanup