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Sea Week

Huge congratulations to the fantastic Professor Rochelle Constantine who has won The Sir Peter Blake Trust environment award for her amazing work with cetaceans. So well deserved!

Faculty of Science, University of Auckland
Congratulations to Associate Professor Rochelle Constantine from the School of Biological Sciences! She has won the inaugural Sir Peter Blake Trust environment award for her work in marine research and conservation.
Associate Professor Constantine's work on a campaign to increase protections for whale populations within the Hauraki Gulf led to slower speeds for large vessels which has dramatically reduced the number of whales injured or killed by ship strike. She has been instrumental in leading a number of initiatives for expanded protection for humpback whales and Māui’s dolphin including revision of guidelines for international dolphin-watch tourism. She was also a strong advocate for the creation of a marine reserve at the Kermadec Islands.
Check out the video below to see some of Rochelle's marine research in action.
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TARANAKI

There will be lots of Seaweek 2018 events happening in Taranaki and full details will be posted here as we receive them. Contact the Taranaki Regional Coordinator if you’d like to organise an event: Kirstin Foley – email: kirstin@wildfortaranaki.nz phone: 022 100 3364

If you attend a Seaweek 2018 event you can win a copy of The Collins Field Guide to the NZ Seashore by completing one of our online Event Reports to tell us what you enjoyed about the event.

Seaweek Events 2018

 

Community Guided Snorkel Days at Ngamotu Beach

Dates and Times: Wednesday 14 March, 5 – 7pm
Sunday 18 March 2018, 9am – noon
Location: Ngamotu Beach
Cost: Free

Come and see the amazing underwater life at Ngamotu Beach. If you look carefully you might see sea cucumbers, starfish, sea anemones, variety of fish and so much more.

This event is run by Experiencing Marine Reserves, Nga Motu Marine Reserve Society, and DOC with sponsorship from Port Taranaki. Come and learn to Snorkel, free and fun for the whole family, no experience required and all gear provided. Just bring your togs, towel and drink/food.

Keep an eye on our Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/203109603767832 for updates as weather and conditions may change the plans.

 

Happy Anniversary Taranaki! East End Beach Clean


Date: Monday 12 March 2018
Time: 2 – 3pm
Location: East End Beach, New Plymouth – meet by Skate Park
Cost: Free

To celebrate Sea Week, and of course Taranaki Anniversary, we are holding a beach clean at East End on the 12th of March! The storms have washed up lots of rubbish and plastic, so lets get it off our beautiful beaches.

This is a family friendly event – Everyone welcome!! Dogs must be kept on a leash and under control at all times.

Please meet at 2 for the briefing, under the trees just before the skatepark on the left hand side. Look out for our new Taranaki Conservationists flags which have been kindly sponsored by Wild for Taranaki. We will arrange for New Plymouth District Council to take care of the rubbish and recycling for us.

We will provide bags and latex gloves, bring gardening gloves if you would prefer. Come dressed suitably for the weather, and sturdy shoes are a must if you plan on clambering over rocks to get all the hard bits!

Cancellation notification will be made on this Facebook event page by 9am on the day.

***The Taranaki Conservationists are a group of volunteers who encourage involvement in environmental and conservation initiatives. While we will do our best to ensure that you are aware of the hazards on the day, participation in this event is at your own risk *****

 

Project Reef Life – Hear our Story

Date: Tuesday 6 March 2018
Time: 7 – 9pm
Location: TSB Hub, 17 Camberwell Rd, Hawera
Cost: Free
Contact: for more info: https://www.facebook.com/projectreeflife/

Celebrating Seaweek 2018 with drama, challenges, immense rewards, majestic video footage – award winning, ground-breaking technology, volumes of science – with a powerful mix of students, Iwi, scientists, the local underwater club and dedicated team of volunteers investigating a Reef 11km off Patea, 23m depth – come share a night with us and hear our story. Questions and feedback warmly welcomed! Free entry.

 

Community Guided Snorkel Day Ngamotu Beach

Image: Experiencing Marine Reserves

Experiencing Marine Reserves – Ngamotu Beach Community Guided Snorkel Day

Sunday 17 December 2017 from 9am to noon at Ngamotu Beach, New Plymouth.

Come and see the amazing underwater life at Ngamotu Beach. If you look carefully you might see sea cucumbers, starfish, sea anemones, variety of fish and so much more.

Free fun for the whole family, come and learn how to snorkel – no experience required. We have all the gear you need just bring your togs, towel and drink/food. There will also be information displays by Nga Motu Marine Reserves Society

Big thanks to our supporters, sponsors and volunteers who make this day possible including: Port Taranaki, DOCF funding, Wild for Taranaki, DOC, Seaweek 2017 and Oceans Alive NZ.

In case of bad weather or poor water visibility the postponement date is Saturday 16th December keep an eye on this event where we will post postponement information the Thursday beforehand.

If you would to volunteer as a snorkel guide or would like more information please contact Denise dgoodman@doc.govt.nz

 

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Sea Week

Huge congratulations to the fantastic Professor Rochelle Constantine who has won The Sir Peter Blake Trust environment award for her amazing work with cetaceans. So well deserved!

Faculty of Science, University of Auckland
Congratulations to Associate Professor Rochelle Constantine from the School of Biological Sciences! She has won the inaugural Sir Peter Blake Trust environment award for her work in marine research and conservation.
Associate Professor Constantine's work on a campaign to increase protections for whale populations within the Hauraki Gulf led to slower speeds for large vessels which has dramatically reduced the number of whales injured or killed by ship strike. She has been instrumental in leading a number of initiatives for expanded protection for humpback whales and Māui’s dolphin including revision of guidelines for international dolphin-watch tourism. She was also a strong advocate for the creation of a marine reserve at the Kermadec Islands.
Check out the video below to see some of Rochelle's marine research in action.
... See MoreSee Less

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