AUCKLAND

FN-Logo-Full-Colour-CMYK_0There will be lots of Seaweek 2019 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 2019 Events:

 

Torbay Snorkel Day

Explore the waters of Torbay by snorkel with Experiencing Marine Reserves. Find spotties, parore, goatfish and the occasional snapper. Learn how to weave harakeke – flax. Fun for the whole whanau.

This event is funded by the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board and The Bobby Stafford-Bush Foundation. It is part of Seaweek.

When: 11am – 4pm (arrive and register any time between 11am and 3:30pm)
Sunday 16th of December – Back up Saturday the 9th of February 2019
Where: Bottom of Rock Isle Rd, Torbay, Auckland. Parking is along the surrounding streets.

Bring your own gear or get free hire of our mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuits. Recommended for everyone 5 years and up. All children under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult beach observer. Experienced guides and advanced safety procedures will be in place on the day.

Check out our frequently asked questions here:
https://emr.org.nz/images/emr/pdf/snorkel-days/FAQ__Information_Sheet_2018-19.docx.pdf

 

 

Shakespear Snorkel Day

Explore the waters of the Hauraki Gulf at Shakespear Regional Park with an experienced snorkel guide; you never know what you might spot? Discover pipefish, triplefins or nudibranchs. Fun for the whole whanau. Express your interest here or register at the event on the day. Sea conditions permitting. Postponements via email, on website and facebook page.

This event is funded by the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board and The Bobby Stafford-Bush Foundation. It is part of Seaweek and run by Experiencing Marine Reserves

When: 10am – 3pm (arrive and register any time between 10am and 2:30pm)
Saturday 1st of December – Back up Saturday the 8th
Where: Either at Te Haruhi Bay or Army Bay – Weather permitting. Follow the EMR signs.

Bring your own gear or get free hire of our mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuits. Recommended for everyone 5 years and up. All children under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult beach observer. Experienced guides and advanced safety procedures will be in place on the day.

Check out our frequently asked questions here:
https://emr.org.nz/images/emr/pdf/snorkel-days/FAQ__Information_Sheet_2018-19.docx.pdf

 

 

Okura Kaitiaki Day

What: Okura Kaitiaki Day
Date: Saturday the 15th of December from 11.30am-4:30pm
Location: Deborah Reserve (TBC).
Activities: Guided sea kayaking led by Canoe and Kayak, guided paddle boarding led by Mission Bay Watersports, weaving workshop led by Ngati Manuhiri, stalls from local environmental groups, MM2 workshop – though it will be high tide.
Join Experiencing Marine Reserves for a family day exploring the Okura Estuary. All equipment and guides supplied. More details TBC.

 

Preparing for Seaweek 2019 Workshops

 

Educators and anyone interested in organising an event or activity for Seaweek 2019 is encouraged to attend one of two free preparation workshops:

Weds 14 Nov from 3.30pm at Auckland Council’s Service Centre, The Strand, Takapuna, North Shore.

Thurs 15 Nov from 3.30pm at Ormiston Junior College, 285 Ormiston Rd, Flat Bush, Manukau.

Refreshments provided.
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 before 9 Nov by completing the registration form here: https://tinyurl.com/ycxuoso5

 

Manukau Harbour Clean-up

Have fun and clean up your beach during Seaweek 2 – 10 March 2019.
Seaweek and Manukau Harbour Restoration Society are again coordinating a Manukau harbour-wide beach clean up during Seaweek. Sea Cleaners will use their boat to access tough-to-get-to places, and Sustainable Coastlines will provide supplies. Organize a group and tackle your local foreshore. It’s a great way to get to know your neighbours and do good for the harbour.  Please register your group here https://tinyurl.com/yd7ncjpo so we can get you supplies and pick up your bags of rubbish afterwards.

 

Tāwharanui Snorkel Day

Experiencing Marine Reserves are excited to announce our first snorkel day at Tāwharanui Marine Reserve using the vessel Norma Jean.
This snorkel day will be celebrating Seaweek. Please ensure you read the information prior to purchasing tickets.
Minimum age of 8 for the boat trip. Minimum age of 5 for the shore based snorkelling.

When: Sunday 25 of November (postponed from 4 Nov)

Session times – If you wish to snorkel at both sites you will need to register for both – just not at the same time!

9:30am
– Boat trip into the marine reserve with a guided snorkel tour – $40pp
– Guided snorkel at Jones Bay Reef – free

12:30pm
– Boat trip into the marine reserve with a guided snorkel tour – $40pp
– Guided snorkel at Jones Bay Reef – free

Please arrive 10mins prior to your start time.
All snorkel equipment included.

What: Join EMR and Norma Jean Charters for a guided snorkel and tour in the Tawharanui Marine Reserve – spot the difference between the non protected site at Jones Bay.

Where: Leaving from Jones Bay, Tawharanui Peninsula

Parking: Parking is available at the access gate into the Tawharanui Regional Park – Please note – NO DOGS ALLOWED.

What to bring: Togs, towel, sunhat, warm clothes and lunch. If you have your own snorkel gear you are welcome to bring it along as long as it is fit for purpose (no full face masks). Medication if you suffer seasickness (best to take first thing in the morning).

Cost: EMR is providing the snorkeling for free and Norma Jean Charters is giving us a great deal to get into the marine reserve. Participation by koha/donation – you can donate when you purchase tickets – or in cash on the day.  $40pp for the Tāwharanui boat trip.

 

Free Professional Development Opportunity for Primary Teachers with Steve Hathaway from Young Ocean Explorers

 

Let Steve Hathaway, underwater cameraman for BBC’s Blue Planet 2 and creator of Young Ocean Explorers introduce you to the unique underwater world of New Zealand. Steve’s compelling footage and stories are all centred around their Young Ocean Explorers website from which you can confidently teach ecology, the environment living world, habitats and endangered species. The Young Ocean Explorers website covers topics that link to the curriculum for science, social sciences, english, health and physical education and the arts. Steve will introduce you to these curriculum links and the assignments that you can use and create for your class. Come along to the evening and you will leave with an assignment created for your class ready to go.

Register as a teacher on the Young Ocean Explorers website in advance so you’re ready to go on the night.

Bookings are essential. To book contact Erin erin@youngoceanexplorers.com

This event is in partnership with SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Auckland, Department of Conservation, Wright Family Foundation and GIFT.

Wednesday 19 September 2018, 4-6pm at Sea Life Kelly Tarlton’s, 23 Tamaki Drive, Auckland.

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