Beach Ambassadors

Let’s keep our beaches clean…

Beach Ambassadors are here to help. They are locals who share stories, resources, local knowledge and a genuine pride and love for the Waiheke community with the public they engage with.

Stationed on Waiheke’s most popular beaches each summer, Beach Ambassadors encourage sustainable behaviour and support beach-goers, whether visitors or island locals, to take personal responsibility by preventing littering, encouraging reusables and the “pack-in, pack out” concept. They are mobile waste educators and information sources.

Where to find us

We will be on Waiheke’s most popular beaches! Keep an eye out for the flags when your there.

When we’re there

This project runs from January through to Waitangi Day.

Beach Ambassadors will NOT be running 2023/24.

What we do

Encouraging beach goers into sustainable behaviours by supporting a “pack-in, pack out” approach to their visits through organised beach cleans, talks and other fun activities.

Keep Up with Us

The Beach Ambassadors socials come back to life every summer, so make sure you’re following the WRT Facebook page and the special TikTok (@beachambassadors_waiheke) just for this project. Amusing stories, information on how to keep our beaches clean, and more!

Related resources

Living sustainably

Whether you are a visitor to Waiheke or a resident, life can be a little different from living in a city so we share ideas and information to help you live more sustainably and in tune with the island. We have guidance on conservation, reducing and managing waste, conserving water and connecting with your community. You can also find out how to grow food, and compost scraps.

Workshops and events

Food waste reduction – wetland restoration – composting – volunteering – septic tank health – water sensitive design – waterless composting toilets – honey wraps – movie nights and compost cafes are just some of the workshops and events we have held, and most are free. Take a look at what’s coming up in our events calendar.

Volunteers and internships

Join one of our amazing projects and  reduce food waste support our community or help restore our beautiful wetlands. There are plenty of activities to choose from and if you’re more of an indoors person, there’s lots going on in the Kai Conscious kitchen and WRT offices.

The Beach Ambassadors project supports the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals