An evening with a plastic bag free campaigner


Grey Lynn 2030 has been rumbling and mumbling about getting a local Plastic Bag campaign going.  Nobody has yet put their hand completely up to get behind this project.

This may be just what we need to get us going. Perhaps a few people to get together and go over to listen to Matt.

Please respond on this blog if you are interested.

You are invited to attend a presentation by Matt Cross, businessman and coordinator of Huskisson Plastic Bag Free Campaign.

Huskisson is an Australian seaside town perched on the edge of the glittering Jervis Bay, which became Australia’s first mainland coastal plastic bag free town in 2003.Matt is a local resident of Huskisson, a local businessman, managing two dolphin & whales watch cruise companies together with his family. For 15 years before moving to Huskisson, Matt was in Investment Banking as a currency trader.

He initiated the campaign to help raise the profile of Huskisson and Jervis Bay, to give it an identity, and to help protect, preserve its values via the campaign. Matt’s tremendous effort, perseverance and dedication to this cause saw him become the national, and indeed international, face of Huskisson and above all it enabled Huskisson became Australia’s first mainland coastal plastic bag free town on the 21st November 2003.

Interested to know how they did it ? Come and engage with Matt on March 12, 2009 at Sustainable Living Centre, 4 Olympic Place , New Lynn at 6:30 pm

Please RSVP by March 09, 2009 to Parul Sood at or 09 8368000 ext 9016.

If you want to car pool over in a group from Grey Lynn, please contact

Suzanne Kendrick