Splore, an annual festival that kicked off in 1998, was built on an ethos of ‘mindful partying’ and respect for the whenua. Photo / Ainsley DS
Summer stalwart Splore wants those attending this year to get on board with its sustainability ethos, writes Anna King Shahab
Summer festivals carry with them a carefree air of peace, love, and happiness – none more so than Splore, the three-day music, performance, art, and camping extravaganza held each February at Auckland’s Tāpapakanga Regional Park. Yet anything but carefree is the amount of work that goes on in the background to make sure Splore is on the ball regarding its impact on the environment.
Anna Mathieson works as Splore’s sustainability manager. An expert in the field, in 2019 Mathieson trained as a Sustainable Event Assessor under A Greener Festival via Falmouth University. Splore, which kicked off in 1998, was built on an…