Clean, green coastlines
The Hauraki Gulf’s Waiheke Island benefited from last month’s Singapore Airlines’ staff cleanup.
Singapore Airlines has announced the appointment of the Sustainable Coastlines Charitable Trust as its official charity in New Zealand. Sustainable Coastlines is dedicated to making a positive difference in the quality of New Zealand’s coastlines, and the airline will support the trust’s large-scale coastal clean-up events, educational programmes and campaigns to better protect the marine environment around New Zealand and the Pacific.
In addition to participating in riparian planting projects across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, Singapore Airlines staff got hands-on with gloves and rubbish bags in Sustainable Coastlines’ coastal clean-up on Waiheke Island, the most populated island in the Hauraki Gulf, with the clean-up running from 23 February to 6 March.
A Singapore Airlines spokesman says, “We are passionate about tourism. It is the backbone of our business and this partnership enables us to make a deeper commitment by working to improve the quality of New Zealand’s coastlines. Our partnership with Sustainable Coastlines reflects our shared vision to keep New Zealand clean and picturesque.”
- Report and photograph by John King.
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