The Beach ambassador project is managed by the Waiheke Resources Trust and funded by the Waiheke Local Board.
The idea behind the beach ambassadors is to encourage sustainable behaviour and support the public to take personal responsibility in public places by preventing littering, encouraging pack-in, pack out concept to reduce overflowing bins and recycling. Our Beach Ambassadors are stationed at Waiheke’s most popular beaches Oneroa, Little Oneroa & Palm Beach.
Last summer there was a much lower contamination of recycling bins and the overall rubbish amount reduced after the start of the BA program compared to the previous year.
The ambassadors carry kits containing information on Waiheke including local walkways & attractions, tides times and local newspapers. They monitor the public rest rooms and can phone through to council should they need attending to. And they have BBQ cleaning kits available for public use to ensure that these areas are good to go for the next user.
Our Ambassadors are here to help. They are locals so are able to share stories, local knowledge and a genuine pride and love for our community with the public they engage with.
The Ambassadors will run 7 days a week from the 4th January till the 8th February and will be on the beach from 12pm – 7pm midweek & 1pm to 8pm weekends and public holidays.