DoC Logo SQThere will be lots of Seaweek 2018 events happening in Nelson/Tasman and full details will be posted here as we receive them. Contact the Marborough/Nelson/Tasman Regional Coordinator if you’d like to organise an event: Kath Inwood – email: Ph 03 546 3151

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 2018 Events


Beach Clean Up

Date: Sunday 11 March 2018
Time: 10am – 1pm
Location: Monaco Reserve, 1 Point Road, Nelson
Cost: Free
Contact: Andrew Eastwood, email: Ph: (021) 025-8262

Come along on Sunday 11th March to clean up the beach at Monaco Reserve. The beach/estuary is close to the Honest Lawyer Pub on 1 Point Road.

Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen, sun hat and gloves if you have them. I will provide hi-vis vests and gloves if needed. Sustainable Coastlines have kindly provided reusable bags for the event.

We will be having a BBQ/sausage sizzler to say thanks.

Any queries please contact Andrew Eastwood 021 0258 2624

Please bring: Gloves, sunscreen, sun hat, plenty of water and snacks.



Mountains to Sea Wānanga Conference 2018

Image: Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust

Date: Saturday 21 – Monday 23 April 2018
Time: From 11am on Saturday
Location: Motueka, Te Awhina Marae, Nelson-Tasman
Registrations essential early bird rates: $390 waged professional $290 non waged/student/teacher/not for profit

Theme “Succession” for marine and freshwater conservation action and education”
An inspirational professional development and networking opportunity for all those involved or interested in freshwater and marine conservation.

✦ provide a forum for marine and freshwater educators to network about education for sustainability initiatives and projects around science communication
✦ provide professional development opportunities
✦ provide a forum to discuss the effectiveness of existing and potential partnerships that foster action for marine and freshwater conservation
✦ ensure strong delivery of the Experiencing Marine Reserves (EMR) and Whitebait Connection (WBC) concepts around New Zealand
✦ raise the profile and value of succession planning for conservation 

Wānanga registration will include:
✦ powhiri at 11am on Saturday 21st April
✦ marine & freshwater keynote presentations from Aneika Young, Jane Goodman and more TBC
✦ fresh wholesome meals and marae accommodation over the 3 day conference- wānanga
✦ idyllic scenery of the Abel Tasman National Park
✦ marine and freshwater field trips including local conservation initiatives and attractions such as Te Waikoropupū Springs
✦ an opportunity to share your own project during ‘show n tell’, displays & facilitated workshops
✦ inclusion of local residents, tangata whenua & conservation groups throughout the programme
✦ an additional 1.5 days of specialist training workshops for Experiencing Marine Reserves & Whitebait Connection coordinators prior to the wānanga (Thursday 19th and Friday the 20th of April)
Previous wānanga proceedings

Registrations essential early bird rates: $390 waged professional $290 non waged/student/teacher/not for profit

Follows on from NZAEE conference in Wellington
For more information and registration forms contact: Kim Jones (09) 425 5681 or 027 243 4818 or

Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust would like to thank the DOC Community Fund for funding support.




Port Nelson Cable Bay Community Guided Snorkel Day

Image: Experiencing Marine Reserves

Date: Saturday 3rd of February
Time: 9.00am – 2.00pm
No bookings required. All registrations are taken on the day at Cable Bay Beach in the Port Nelson tent.
Turn up early to secure a place.

Costs: Free
All snorkel equipment and snorkel instruction is supplied by Exeperiencing Marine Reserves staff and volunteers.
Minimum age 5 years and up.
Any postponements will be posted on this EMR Nelson Facebook Page.
See you there!


Tonga Island Community Guided Snorkel Day

Image: Experiencing Marine Reserves

Date: Saturday 17th of February 2018
Bookings are essential, as numbers are limited. This event is now fully booked – further names go on a waiting list.
Contact: for online registration forms.
Costs: $20.00 per person to cover Water taxi fees into the Abel Tasman National Park with The Sea Shuttle Water Taxi.
This is a full day out.
All wetsuits, snorkel gear and instruction are provided by Experiencing Marine Reserves volunteers and Doc.


Ocean Acidification Teacher Workshop Nelson

Thursday 23 November 2017 from 1.30 – 3.30pm at Nelson College for Girls, 400 Trafalgar Street South, Nelson.

This free workshop for secondary school teachers focuses on a new resource on ocean acidification called “The Ocean of Tomorrow”. Free copies will be issued.

To reserve a place email

Thanks to the Lou and Iris Fisher Charitable Trust for supporting this event.




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