MANAWATU / WHANGANUI

DoC Logo SQThere will be lots of Seaweek 2017 events happening in Manawatu / Whanganui. Contact the Manawatu / Whanganui Regional Coordinators if you’d like to organise an event: For Whanganui contact: Scotty Moore, DOC – email: smoore@doc.govt.nz

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For Manawatu contact: Angelina McBrydie, Kiwi Conservation Club – email: smith.ar@xtra.co.nz, phone: 06 367 3776 or 021 06 33 072

 

Seaweek 2017 Events:

 

Community Beach Clean at Foxton Beach

Friday 3 March 2017 from 10.30am until 12.30pm at Foxton Beach. Meet at the car park at Foxton Beach.

Foxton Beach with endangered coastal landscapes and an abundance of seabirds, but a coastline that collects a lot of river and marine debris. Join OMV and Horizons Regional Council for a blitz of the beach plus a mini marine litter survey on a sample of our collection.

Beach clean finishes with a sausage sizzle at the carpark at 12:30pm
Rubbish bags and collection provided by Horowhenua District Council.

Attendees need to have appropriate clothing; and can expect sudden changes in the weather.
Suggested clothing includes sun hat, beanie/warm hat, fleece or warm coat/, rain jacket, sturdy footwear, water bottle and snacks.
BYO gloves (although we will have disposable gloves available if required).

Free event.

Contact: Sarah Galley email: sarah.galley@horizons.govt.nz

 

 

South Beach Whanganui Clean-up

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Saturday 4 March 2017 (Sunday 5 March rain day). Meet at the parking area at the South Beach end of Airport Rd, Whanganui at 3pm. Finish with a BBQ at the carpark at 5pm.

3 options:

  1. Bus to the South Beach end of Pauri Domain Rd and walk back to Airport Rd, approx. 6 kms/2 hrs. For this option attendees need to register first with Scotty Moore email: smoore@doc.govt.nz Ph: 06 349 2134 or 027 536 6801. Seats for this option are limited to 50.
  2. Walk from Airport Rd to meet the Pauri Domain walkers and return. This option is good for those who are unsure if they can commit to a long distance or arrive late.
  3. Walk through the dunes from Airport Rd to South Mole and return along the beach. An alternative for this is to walk along the beach towards the South Mole and meet others returning.

Attendees need to have appropriate clothing and can expect sudden changes in the weather. Suggested clothing includes sun hat, beanie/warm hat, fleece or warm coat/, rain jacket, sturdy footwear, water bottle and snacks. BYO gloves. First aid and supervision will be present. Buckets and sacks provided.

We will be conducting a litter survey and weighing all rubbish collected on the day.

Horizons Regional Council Councillors will be present.

School Coastal Education days

Running every day at Mowhanau Beach during Seaweek and again on Monday 6 March in conjunction with The Whanganui Regional Museum, Sarjeant Gallery, Castlecliff Coastcare and Horizons Regional Council.

The day consists of students moving through rotations which cover Migratory fish, estuarine habitat and threats, tales of Tangaroa, bugs and critters and coastal restoration.

DOC and Horizons Regional Council are sharing the costs for buses from the schools to the beach.

 

Variety Concert

Friday 3 March 2017 at noon.

A Variety Concert to celebrate Seaweek will be held at Te Takere on 3 March at noon. This will include performances and a wearable art parade.

To take part please contact Deborah Macdonald email: deborahm@tetakere.org.nz or Ph: (06) 3681953.

 

 

Library display

From 25 February to 5 March 2017

A library display displaying work from the community to celebrate Seaweek will be set up at Te Takere Library from 25th Feb – 5 March.

To add a piece of work to the display please contact Deborah Macdonald email: deborahm@tetakere.org.nz or Ph: (06) 3681953.

 

Kiwi Conservation Club Horowhenua Branch Seaweek Trip

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The following trip (Sunday 26th February), will be in conjunction with Seaweek. We will be heading to the Pukerua Bay rock pools – We will meet at the end of Ocean Parade, Pukerua Bay at 12.30pm for a BYO lunch and safety briefing. Please wear suitable foot wear – NO GUMBOOTS – and a warm jacket. Bring a small bucket or icecream container with you.

 

Marine Metre Squared

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

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