- Start: Sat, 18 Mar 2:00pm
- End: Sat, 18 Mar 6:00pm
418 Titirangi Road, Auckland, New Zealand
Pop a fizzy, grab a bite and get dancing with us to celebrate the start of EcoWest Festival. The Down and Dirty // Rooftop Party is one of more than 100 events at our month-long celebration of love for our environment - and it's a party with a twist.
You can choose to earn a ticket by digging in alongside our restoration team at one of the working bees at 11am-1pm or pay $20 for entry (proceeds will go towards supporting EcoMatters restoration projects).
Enter our Hallertau Host competition to go in the running to win a $100 Hallertau Brewery voucher. More details below.
Places are limited - register now to secure your spot.
NB: this event has been postponed till Saturday 18 March due to rain.
Our working bees
Stream clean up in Massey
Come and be part of the restoration of the Manutewhau Awa (Stream) in Massey. Join Alanah and Massey Matters as they collect rubbish from the streambanks and surrounding reserves. We love taking care of our local waterways and would love to show you this beautiful pocket of nature.
Mulching in Glen Eden
No need to go to the gym, spreading mulch is a best boot camp you can go to - with the added value of supporting young streamside native plants to grow faster. Help Gabriela spread mulch, which will add nutrients to the soil, keeps the soil moist and prevent weeds from smothering young native plants.
Potting plants in New Lynn
Join Chrissy to help with native seed propagation! Muck in and learn all about how it’s done, and how native plant propagation can contribute to protecting our land and streams. The seeds you nurture will be used in stream restoration projects in the local area. Bring a hat, sunscreen and a snack to keep you going! Finish up with a cuppa with Chrissy.
We've partnered with some awesome local businesses to put on a great party for you. On arrival you'll enjoy a complimentary beer or cider from Hallertau Brewery, a glass of wine thanks to Deco Eatery, or a cool Karma Cola, accompanied by delicious mezze platters from Deco Eatery. We'll fire up the BBQ for a hearty feed including sausages from Clarks the Organic Meat Specialists, artisan bread from Crafty Baker and fresh salads from FreshChoice Glen Eden. There will be a cash bar if you'd like to purchase more drinks.
The Rooftop party winds up at 6pm, but that doesn't mean the party has to end. Deco Eatery is right downstairs in Lopdell House and is the place to go for another drink or dinner. Show your Down and Dirty ticket for a 400ml Estrella Damm on the house!
Hallertau Host competition
Potting up plants, mulching and partying are all more fun with your mates. Sign up to be a Hallertau Host when you register & bring the biggest crew to our rooftop party to win a $100 Hallertau Brewery voucher. To be in the running, get your friends to enter your name as their Hallertau Host when they RSVP as volunteers or buy tickets. The winner will be announced at the rooftop party.
We're stoked to be working with these awesome businesses:
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