DoC Logo SQThere will be lots of Seaweek 2019 events happening in the Bay of Plenty and full details will be posted here as we receive them. Contact the Western Bay of Plenty Regional Coordinator: Jessyca Bernard – email:, phone: 07 571 2730 / 027 551 8180 or the Eastern Bay of Plenty Regional Coordinator: Courtney Andrews – email: if you’d like to organise an event.



Bay of Plenty Seaweek 2019 Events:


Opape Waterways Cleanup

Sunday 25 November 2018 from 9am to noon at Opape Beach, Opotiki

Come along and have fun at our Opape Cleanup.

Gloves & rubbish bags provided
Bring a water bottle and a hat.
Free sausage sizzle & refreshments provided after clean up

Contact: Jacqui Biddle email: Ph: (027) 347-7360




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

This event is in partnership with Envirohub, Coastcare, Wright Family Foundation and GIFT.

Thursday 27 September 2018, 4-6pm at Bethlehem Community Hall, 239A State Highway 2, Bethlehem, Tauranga.




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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Enter the Seaweek 2019 Ocean Champion Challenge

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