AUCKLAND

FN-Logo-Full-Colour-CMYK_0There will be lots of Seaweek 2018 events happening in Auckland and full details will be posted here as we receive them. Contact the Auckland Regional Coordinator if you’d like to organise an event: Mels Barton – email: mels@subliminal.co.nz, phone 021 213 7779

 

Auckland Seaweek 2018 Events:

Pollen Island Kayak Day

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Join Experiencing Marine Reserves to explore one of the hidden gems of the Hauraki Gulf, one of our most visited marine reserves with an experienced kayak guide. You never know what you might spot! Kayak through mangrove forests. Fun for the whole whanau – recommended for children over 7. Children under 13 need an adult companion. Registrations are essential. Only 48 spots available. Sea conditions permitting. Free kayak hire. Donations/koha welcome.

When: Sunday 10th December 2017,
Registrations essential, https://goo.gl/forms/3ON8KTNP2hXEiMzl1
Sessions are 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm
Where: Pt Chevalier Boat Ramp, Pt Chevalier
Bring: Footwear for kayaking. Spare change of clothes.
Lifejackets are provided

To register please email Lorna on auckland@emr.org.nz with the number of attendees and your preferred time slot.

 

 

Te Matuku Guided Paddle

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Saturday 25 November 2017 from 11am to 2pm on Waiheke Island.

Come join Experiencing Marine Reserves and SUP Waiheke for the first stand up paddle board and kayak event in Auckland’s hidden Marine Reserve on Waiheke Island. Leaving from the south-eastern side of Waiheke Island we will explore the diverse ecosystems of Te Matuku Bay as well as learning about the marine reserve boundaries and benefits.

Bring your own kayak/stand up paddle board or limited SUP hire available. Lifejackets are essential.

Spaces are limited – Register here https://goo.gl/forms/3efpYuCnKjqNzrim1 or email Lorna on auckland@emr.org.nz

 

 

Puketapapa Healthy Harbours Public Clean-up Day

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Sunday 27 November, 10am – 12 noon at Waikowhai Park (Faulkner Bay), Hillsborough, Auckland.

As the culmination of the Puketāpapa Healthy Harbours programme, run conjointly between Sustainable Coastlines, Urban EcoLiving Charitable Trust (Tread Lightly Caravan), NZAEE Seaweek, Manukau Harbour Restoration Society and Puketāpapa Local Board, we invite you to a public clean-up day on the shores of the Manukau Harbour.

Join us from 10:00am to midday on Sunday 26th November at the bottom of Waikowhai Park for some Love Your Coast action and make yourself proud to be a part of the local community. Bring your family, bring your friends, bring the goodness.

Simply turn up, sign-in and we’ll send you out to take ownership of a stretch of coast. Return to base with your haul of treasure and tuck into the BBQ! Members of the other trusts involved in the program will also be there to inform you about all the good work they’ve been doing as well.

What to bring:
– Closed-toe sturdy shoes, such as sneakers, sports shoes or tramping boots are required for participation. Gumboots are not allowed as they get stuck in the mud. Coastal terrain can be challenging with rocks that can be sharp, loose and slippery.
– Warm and waterproof clothes: NZ weather is unpredictable. –
Bring at least one warm top layer and a rain jacket.
– Sun hat and sun cream.
– Reusable water bottle (filled-up and ready to go).
– Snacks.
– Camera (optional) – this is a unique and beautiful location and we’d love to see your photos. Use #loveyourcoast on social media or email to camden@sustainablecoastlines.org

We provide:
– Gloves
– Rubbish sacks
– Drinking water
– Access to toilets
– Health and Safety briefing and documents
– First aid kits and first aid trained staff
– BBQ!

For More Information please contact Fletcher on 021 871 918 or fletcher@sustainablecoastlines.org

 

 

Ocean Acidification Teacher Workshop North

Free workshop on Friday 9 November from 9-11am at Kingsway School, Red Beach, Silverdale for secondary school teachers to introduce them to the new resource addressing ocean acidification “The Ocean of Tomorrow“. Free copies will be distributed. Booking is essential to reserve a place by emailing: marine-studies@otago.ac.nz Refreshments provided. Thanks to the Lou and Irish Fisher Trust for sponsoring this roadshow.

 

Ocean Acidification Teacher Workshop South

Free workshop on Friday 9 November from 1.30-3.30pm at Kings College, Otahuhu for secondary school teachers to introduce them to the new resource addressing ocean acidification “The Ocean of Tomorrow“. Free copies will be distributed. Booking is essential to reserve a place by emailing: marine-studies@otago.ac.nz Refreshments provided. Thanks to the Lou and Irish Fisher Trust for sponsoring this roadshow.

 

Preparing for Seaweek Educators Workshop North

Come along to our free workshop & find out all about the resources and help available to enable you to engage your school or group in activities to celebrate Seaweek, New Zealand’s annual week about the sea.
Bookings are essential by emailing mels@subliminal.co.nz before 10 Nov.
At the Auckland Council office at the Strand, Takapuna on Weds 15 Nov from 3.30 until 5pm.
Refreshments served. All welcome.

 

Preparing for Seaweek Educators Workshop South

Come along to our free workshop & find out all about the resources and help available to enable you to engage your school or group in activities to celebrate Seaweek, New Zealand’s annual week about the sea.
Bookings are essential by emailing mels@subliminal.co.nz before 10 Nov.
At Papatoetoe East Primary School on Thursday 16 Nov from 3.30 until 5pm.
Refreshments served. All welcome.

 

Marine Metre Squared

Why not grab a Marine Metre Squared kit and go out to discover what lives on your local shore?

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