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Thank you to Experiencing Marine Reserves - EMR for all their Seaweek snorkel days this year. Enjoy this video from Saturday when they took 107 snorkellers though the beautiful Ladies Bay on Rotoroa Island. We saw schools of piper, juvenile snapper, parore and a giant stargazer! Participants were also treated to a fabulous guided walk led by the Auckland Zoo. Huge thank you to Kevin and Toni from the Rotoroa Island Trust for hosting us and to 360 Discovery Cruises for getting us there. This event was possible thanks to the The Bobby Stafford-Bush Foundation, Waiheke Local Board, Sea Week and our fantastic volunteers.

Edited by Lorna Doogan, footage by Sophie Journee, Wednesday Davis and Lorna Doogan. Drone footage by Alternate Instinct.
Music 'Endless Motion' by Bensound.com

Experiencing Marine Reserves - EMR
And that's a wrap for Auckland's snorkel days! We took 107 snorkellers though the beautiful Ladies Bay on Rotoroa Island this Saturday. We saw schools of piper, juvenile snapper, parore and a giant stargazer! Participants were also treated to a fabulous guided walk led by the Auckland Zoo. Huge thank you to Kevin and Toni from the Rotoroa Island Trust for hosting us and to 360 Discovery Cruises for getting us there. This event was possible thanks to the The Bobby Stafford-Bush Foundation, Waiheke Local Board, Sea Week and our fantastic volunteers.

Edited by Lorna Doogan, footage by Sophie Journee, Wednesday Davis and Lorna Doogan. Drone footage by Alternate Instinct.
Music 'Endless Motion' by Bensound.com
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Zoe Luffman

Zoe Luffman

13 year old Zoe Luffman has been looking after the environment since she was seven, inspired to take action after observing the rubbish on her local beach. She been an active member of CKNZ (Conservation Kids NZ) for 7 years, the last couple in more of a leadership role helping out with activities for the younger members.
With CKNZ, Zoe has given numerous talks at schools on Ocean Health, and has volunteered her time running conservation-themed activities at the Picton Maritime Festival.She has also supported Plastic Free Picton and given time to promoting reusable bags on various promotional days.
Zoe has organised two well publicised beach clean ups at Rarangi, attracting over 80 people, and regularly supports many other beach cleans up. She learnt to dive when she was 11, and now gets involved in local seabed clean ups with the local dive club.
She is part of the environment committee at Marlborough Girls College, and was part of a successful campaign to stop the school releasing balloons at graduation.
This year she is organising and hosting a public clean up at Rarangi beach as part of the Massive Marlborough Clean Up, a multi-location, multi-group campaign facilitated by DOC.

Zoe has been recognised by the Marlborough District Council with a Marlborough Youth Civic Award for her efforts in environmental work and is also involved in the new Envirohub in Picton.

Not letting her youth hold her back, Zoe has and continues to demonstrate leadership in ocean health. Through both her actions and advocacy, Zoe influences not only her peers but adults as well in looking after the ocean environment.

Nominated by: Wendy Sullivan, Department of Conservation on 31 January 2018

Note: NZAEE Seaweek is not responsible for the accuracy of the information supplied by the person nominating the Ocean Champion nominee.

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Thank you to Experiencing Marine Reserves - EMR for all their Seaweek snorkel days this year. Enjoy this video from Saturday when they took 107 snorkellers though the beautiful Ladies Bay on Rotoroa Island. We saw schools of piper, juvenile snapper, parore and a giant stargazer! Participants were also treated to a fabulous guided walk led by the Auckland Zoo. Huge thank you to Kevin and Toni from the Rotoroa Island Trust for hosting us and to 360 Discovery Cruises for getting us there. This event was possible thanks to the The Bobby Stafford-Bush Foundation, Waiheke Local Board, Sea Week and our fantastic volunteers.

Edited by Lorna Doogan, footage by Sophie Journee, Wednesday Davis and Lorna Doogan. Drone footage by Alternate Instinct.
Music 'Endless Motion' by Bensound.com

Experiencing Marine Reserves - EMR
And that's a wrap for Auckland's snorkel days! We took 107 snorkellers though the beautiful Ladies Bay on Rotoroa Island this Saturday. We saw schools of piper, juvenile snapper, parore and a giant stargazer! Participants were also treated to a fabulous guided walk led by the Auckland Zoo. Huge thank you to Kevin and Toni from the Rotoroa Island Trust for hosting us and to 360 Discovery Cruises for getting us there. This event was possible thanks to the The Bobby Stafford-Bush Foundation, Waiheke Local Board, Sea Week and our fantastic volunteers.

Edited by Lorna Doogan, footage by Sophie Journee, Wednesday Davis and Lorna Doogan. Drone footage by Alternate Instinct.
Music 'Endless Motion' by Bensound.com
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