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Sea Week

It's not too late to enter the Seaweek 2019 Ocean Champion Challenge! We've extended the closing date until the end of January. So hop onto the Seaweek website and let us know what action you can take to protect our oceans. You could win $500 towards your work from the New Zealand Coastal Society or juniors could win a family pass for a cruise with Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari or passes for Rainbows End and Burnsco Child Gift Packs containing a beach tennis set, an aqua water soaker, a Burnsco mask snorkel and a surf bounce ball from the Auckland Outboard Boating Club. It's easy to enter so do it now! https://seaweek.org.nz/nominate-your-ocean-champion/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Sea Week

Another fantastic entry in our Senior Ocean Champion competition from Happy Steps in Dargaville.
Senior Ocean Champion Challenge Name: Happy Steps into the future

What is the problem your Ocean Challenge is trying to solve? Caring for tangaroa kaitiakitanga

How will your Ocean Challenge solve this problem? Be specific – identify objectives, actions and outcomes: We are wanting children to experience an environment where they will develop working theories and make sense of their natural world. To take care of tangaroa and everything it has to offer. Extending children’s interest and knowledge around sustaining our kai Mōana and what it takes to look after it to become a kaitiakitanga of the sea. We will be undergoing Seaweek with lots of knowledgeable fun exciting activities and information for our tamariki and any whanau who wishes to join us.

How will you engage with others to undertake your Ocean Challenge? We will be sending out a news letter to parents and whanau inviting them to join our Seaweek extravaganza. We are hoping for visits from our local community organisations to join us and explain to us the importance of their jobs (DOC and MPI) we are also trying to get hold of our local Coast Guard to teach us the importance of water safety.

How will you measure the success of your Ocean Challenge? The engagement of the tamariki, Photos, learning stories and whanau contributions.

Tell us about your Ocean Champion Challenge and you can win fantastic prizes from New Zealand Coastal Society, Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari and Auckland Outboard Boating Club. Enter now: https://seaweek.org.nz/nominate-your-ocean-champion/
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WELLINGTON

GW Landscape Logo - FullcolThere are lots of Seaweek 2019 events happening in Wellington, we’ll be adding details of new events as we receive them. If you’d like to organise an event: Contact the Regional Coordinator from Greater Wellington Regional Council Sarah Cole – email: sarah.cole@gw.govt.nz phone: 021 840 191

 

If you attend a Seaweek 2019 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.

 

Wellington Seaweek 2019 Events

 

 

Wellington Annual Harbour Clean Up

Saturday 26 January 2019 from 9am – 2pm at Frank Kitts Park

Please come along and help Ghost Fishing New Zealand with our annual clean-up of Wellington Harbour.

If you are interested in diving and able to make it along on the day, please contact Sharon Powick directly and she will add you to the list.

Free family fun event.

 

The Great GFNZ Wharf Jump

Photo: Experiencing Marine Reserves

 

Sunday 10 March 2019, 2-4pm on Wellington Waterfront

Family friendly free event for one and all!
Come along and join in the fun by jumping off the wharf and showing us your best dive skills!

Displays and information about our Ghost Fishing NZ activities and the problems caused by pollution in our harbour will be available, along with some of our team to answer your questions.

Free event

Make sure you bring:

Togs
Sunscreen
Hats
Drink
Dress Ups (optional)

Contact: Sharon Powick, email: sharon.powick@gmail.com Ph: (002) 186-9953

 

Waterbourne

 

Thursday 8 to Sunday 10 March 2019, 9am to 6pm daily at Bishop Park Eastbourne, Lower Hutt, Wellington.

New Zealands biggest water sports festival, bringing together kitesurfing, windsurfing and paddle boarding. Enjoy the beach culture whilst listening to tasty tunes from local and international musicians!

There is a range of activities for the public to get involved with including:
– Beach Clean Ups
– Live Music
– Paddle Boarding

Please bring your swimming clothes! All ages welcome.

Costs:

Live Music – $20
CentrePort Beach Clean Up – FREE
Paddle Boarding – $25

Contact: Laurence Carey, email: waterbournenz@gmail.com

More information: https://www.waterbourne.co.nz/

 

Ocean Store – Performance Arcade & Seaweek 2019

What we have stored, the waves throw back up. We treasure the ocean for its abundance, so what use is all its plastic? Ocean Store is a multi faceted work that frames process as performance and speculates on a future resource. In the guise of a playful pop-up store on an urban beach, the oceans store of plastic will be celebrated and explored in all its colourful glory. Engage with this timely issue within a nuanced framework of performance, art object and participation. Ocean Store is now open. Are you?

Find the Ocean Store container on the waterfront beach between Te Papa and the Marina.
Open from 10am – 11pm over two weekends (Thurs – Sun: 21st – 24th Feb & 28th Feb – 3rd Mar)

Free family friendly participatory event. Gather ocean waste, sort into colours and types, create artworks and engage in discussion around plastic waste and use.

Presented as part of Performance Arcade 2019. In support of Seaweek 2019: Tiakina o tātou moana – Care for our seas.

New public art project by Wellington artists Kemi Niko & Co. www.keminiko.com

Contact: Niko Leyden email: nikoleyden@gmail.com Ph: (022) 067-3486

 

Marine Metre Squared

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

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Not too late to enter the 2019 Seaweek Ocean Champions Challenge!

The New Zealand Association for Environmental Education has extended the closing date for entries in its annual, national Seaweek “Ocean Champions” competition to Thursday 31 January 2019. This year’s Ocean Challenge requires entrants to undertake a specific action to help solve a problem in the marine environment. There are two award categories – Junior (under… Read More

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3 days ago

Sea Week

It's not too late to enter the Seaweek 2019 Ocean Champion Challenge! We've extended the closing date until the end of January. So hop onto the Seaweek website and let us know what action you can take to protect our oceans. You could win $500 towards your work from the New Zealand Coastal Society or juniors could win a family pass for a cruise with Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari or passes for Rainbows End and Burnsco Child Gift Packs containing a beach tennis set, an aqua water soaker, a Burnsco mask snorkel and a surf bounce ball from the Auckland Outboard Boating Club. It's easy to enter so do it now! https://seaweek.org.nz/nominate-your-ocean-champion/ ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

Sea Week

Another fantastic entry in our Senior Ocean Champion competition from Happy Steps in Dargaville.
Senior Ocean Champion Challenge Name: Happy Steps into the future

What is the problem your Ocean Challenge is trying to solve? Caring for tangaroa kaitiakitanga

How will your Ocean Challenge solve this problem? Be specific – identify objectives, actions and outcomes: We are wanting children to experience an environment where they will develop working theories and make sense of their natural world. To take care of tangaroa and everything it has to offer. Extending children’s interest and knowledge around sustaining our kai Mōana and what it takes to look after it to become a kaitiakitanga of the sea. We will be undergoing Seaweek with lots of knowledgeable fun exciting activities and information for our tamariki and any whanau who wishes to join us.

How will you engage with others to undertake your Ocean Challenge? We will be sending out a news letter to parents and whanau inviting them to join our Seaweek extravaganza. We are hoping for visits from our local community organisations to join us and explain to us the importance of their jobs (DOC and MPI) we are also trying to get hold of our local Coast Guard to teach us the importance of water safety.

How will you measure the success of your Ocean Challenge? The engagement of the tamariki, Photos, learning stories and whanau contributions.

Tell us about your Ocean Champion Challenge and you can win fantastic prizes from New Zealand Coastal Society, Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari and Auckland Outboard Boating Club. Enter now: https://seaweek.org.nz/nominate-your-ocean-champion/
... See MoreSee Less

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