Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Youth Project NZ cleans up Eastern Beach

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A group of volunteers from St Johns and Bucklands Beach who helped on Wednesday morning.

Youth Project NZ had its first beach clean-up on Eastern Beach on Wednesday.

A group of young people joined in to help the collection including Penny the dog, the group’s first canine volunteer.

“It was a very enjoyable event and certainly the beach benefited from their hard work.

“We were supported by the Beautification Trust who kindly supplied all the tools for the clean-up,” says Claire Edmondson, the group’s project manager.

Youth Project NZ, which operates in south east Auckland, has a full range of activities for all ages of youth, aiming to cultivate community connections.

The group is endeavouring to build relationships with local schools and organisations in the area. Its programme, which is free of charge, consists of:

  • Primary Schools – kindness activities with students to encourage compassion, respect and understanding. The results of these will be given to local communities.
  • Intermediate Schools – community engagement activities
  • High School – group and individual volunteering.

“We will be operating more clean-ups in the east Auckland area throughout the next few months. We welcome anyone to join us at these events,” says Edmondson.

“We hope to highlight the positive impact of kindness while fostering deeper connections between our youth and those in the community.”

For more information about Youth Project NZ’s work, email

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