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Sea Week

It's not too late to enter the Seaweek 2019 Ocean Champion Challenge! We've extended the closing date until the end of January. So hop onto the Seaweek website and let us know what action you can take to protect our oceans. You could win $500 towards your work from the New Zealand Coastal Society or juniors could win a family pass for a cruise with Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari or passes for Rainbows End and Burnsco Child Gift Packs containing a beach tennis set, an aqua water soaker, a Burnsco mask snorkel and a surf bounce ball from the Auckland Outboard Boating Club. It's easy to enter so do it now! https://seaweek.org.nz/nominate-your-ocean-champion/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Sea Week

Another fantastic entry in our Senior Ocean Champion competition from Happy Steps in Dargaville.
Senior Ocean Champion Challenge Name: Happy Steps into the future

What is the problem your Ocean Challenge is trying to solve? Caring for tangaroa kaitiakitanga

How will your Ocean Challenge solve this problem? Be specific – identify objectives, actions and outcomes: We are wanting children to experience an environment where they will develop working theories and make sense of their natural world. To take care of tangaroa and everything it has to offer. Extending children’s interest and knowledge around sustaining our kai Mōana and what it takes to look after it to become a kaitiakitanga of the sea. We will be undergoing Seaweek with lots of knowledgeable fun exciting activities and information for our tamariki and any whanau who wishes to join us.

How will you engage with others to undertake your Ocean Challenge? We will be sending out a news letter to parents and whanau inviting them to join our Seaweek extravaganza. We are hoping for visits from our local community organisations to join us and explain to us the importance of their jobs (DOC and MPI) we are also trying to get hold of our local Coast Guard to teach us the importance of water safety.

How will you measure the success of your Ocean Challenge? The engagement of the tamariki, Photos, learning stories and whanau contributions.

Tell us about your Ocean Champion Challenge and you can win fantastic prizes from New Zealand Coastal Society, Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari and Auckland Outboard Boating Club. Enter now: https://seaweek.org.nz/nominate-your-ocean-champion/
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HAWKE’S BAY

PrintNapierCC-LogoThere will be lots of Seaweek 2019 events happening in Hawke’s Bay and full details will be posted here as we receive them. Contact the Hawke’s Bay Regional Coordinator if you’d like to organise an event: Jake Brookie – email: jakeb@nationalaquarium.co.nz  phone: 06 833 5424

 

If you attend a Seaweek 2019 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.

 

Hawkes Bay Seaweek 2019 Events

 

Seaweek Books and Biofacts

Saturday 2 and Saturday 9 March 2019, 11am – 12pm. Meet Jake in the children’s section of the Taradale Library, White Street, Napier.

Educator Jake Brookie will be visiting Taradale Library with a bag of ocean books and a box of biofacts! Children can learn about the marine world with biofacts from sharks, whales, deep sea animals and shellfish!

Free event.

Contact: Jake Brookie, email: jakeecowater@gmail.com Ph: (06) 834-1404

 

 

Waitangi Wetland Guided Walk

Saturday 2 March 2019, 11.30am – 12.15pm. Meet at the star compass in the park. Entry off State Highway 2 between Napier and Clive.

Napier Forest and Bird Branch are offering a guided walk around the park which will include viewing the considerable plantings that Forest & Bird have undertaken around the area and also a walk around the lake on the other side of the expressway – this lake hosts a variety of bird life.

Free event.

Contact: Lynne Anderson, email: autumntrees8@gmail.com

More info: https://www.forestandbird.org.nz/branches/napier

 

Cathedral Environment Justice and Peace Network Beach Clean Up

Friday 8 March 2019 at 5 – 6.30pm. Napier Surf Club, Marine Parade

A free event that begins on the grass near Fish Bike Rentals. Bring a bag and gloves and enjoy a picnic afterwards.

Make sure you wear some sunscreen, a sunhat and some covered shoes! The event will be cancelled if high seas.

Contact: Jenny Baker, email: pjkr.baker@gmail.com Ph: (06) 835-3862

Free event.

 

Sea Walls Tour: CBD

Photo: Mels Barton

 

Saturday 2 March 2019, 1-3pm. Meet by the community rooms at Memorial Square, Napier.

Join Jake Brookie and Cinzah for a tour of the Sea Walls murals! Learn about how these wonderful murals were made and the message that they share about the sea.
Cinzah is the coordinating artist who helped bring Sea Walls to Hawkes Bay. Jake Brookie is a local educator who will share his knowledge about ocean life.

Free event.

Contact: Jake Brookie, email: jakeecowater@gmail.com Ph: 021 025 73553

More info: https://www.pangeaseed.foundation/sea-walls/

 

Sea Walls Tour: Ahuriri

Saturday 9 March 2019, 1-3pm. Meet by the painted navigation tower in the Perfume Point Carpark.

Join Jake Brookie and Cinzah for a tour of the Sea Walls murals! Learn about how these wonderful murals were made and the message that they share about the sea.
Cinzah is the coordinating artist who helped bring Sea Walls to Hawkes Bay. Jake Brookie is a local educator who will share his knowledge about ocean life.

Free event.

Contact: Jake Brookie, email: jakeecowater@gmail.com Ph: 021 025 73553

More info: https://www.pangeaseed.foundation/sea-walls/

 

Seaweek Driftwood Sculpture Competition

Friday 1 March to 31 March 2019 daily from 10am – 5pm at CAN Centre, Byron Street Napier

Locals get creative and make many wonderful creations from driftwood. The results are on display at the CAN Centre on Byron Street during March.

Free entry with donations most welcome.

Contact: Yvette O’Neill. Ph: (06) 835-9448

More info: http://www.thecan.co.nz/

 

 

Mahia Beach Clean

Photo: Sustainable Coastlines

 

Friday 1 March 2019 at 5.30 – 7pm. Pohutukawa Reserve, Mahia Beach (by the fishing club).

Lend a helping hand to clean your local beach! Bring along some old gloves if you can, otherwise we can supply them.

Make sure you wear some sunscreen, a sunhat and some covered shoes!

Contact: Jenni Scothern-King, email: hartizanjen@gmail.com Ph: (06) 838-7111

Free event.

 

Wairoa Riverside Clean Up

Photo: DOC

 

Tuesday 5 March 2019 at 9.15 – 10.15am. Meet at the Yacht Club.

Wairoa’s river is a centerpiece and taonga so Seaweek is a perfect time to help clean it up! Bring some old gloves if able, otherwise we can supply them.

Make sure you wear some sunscreen, a sunhat and some covered shoes!

Contact: Jenni Scothern-King, email: hartizanjen@gmail.com Ph: (06) 838-7111

Free event.

 

Whakamahia Beach Clean

 

Friday 8 March 2019 at 5-7pm. Meet at the new toilet block and picnic tables.

Show your local coastline some love and take part in a beach clean! Bring along some old gloves if you can, otherwise we can supply them.

Make sure you wear some sunscreen, a sunhat and some covered shoes!

Contact: Jenni Scothern-King, email: hartizanjen@gmail.com Ph: (06) 838-7111

Free event.

 

George Nuku’s 2118: A Bottled Ocean Floor Talk

Wednesday 6 March, 2-4pm and

Saturday 9 March 2019, 4-5pm at MTG Hawkes Bay, Tennyson Street Napier. This presentation will be interpreted in New Zealand Sign Language.

Imagine the world in the year 2118, a world covered in endless ocean and populated by new forms of marine life that adapt in response to the proliferation of plastic. This is the strange and beautiful world conjured within artist George Nuku’s ‘Bottled Ocean’ exhibition, created in collaboration with the local community and school groups. “In this new world, those who adapt, will survive…” – George Tamihana Nuku (Ngāti Hinemanu, Ngāi Te Upokoiri)

George Nuku and MTG Curator of Art Jess Mio talk about the effect of plastics in our oceans as part of Sea Week “Tiakina o Tātou Mōana – Care for our Seas”. Hear about the journey of plastic in the sea and how plastic has become an art medium of it’s own.

Meet in the MTG’s Main Foyer. Bookings via MTG’s Eventfinda page.

Free Event, but donations are welcomed.

Contact: Jess Mio, email: info@mtghawkesbay.com Ph: (06) 835-7781

More info: https://www.mtghawkesbay.com/

 

Taradale Rocks!

Get on down to Taradale and hunt for ‘Taradale Rocks’.
This time we have partnered with NZAEE Sea Week to give you opportunities to learn all about the fabulous Sea Creatures in our oceans.
Upload your photos to this Facebook event page or @taradalevillagenz Instagram and you could WIN some awesome prizes.
From the 1st and 6th October we will be hiding a whole bunch of rocks for you to find in and around Taradale.
Hunt for rocks from 10am and bring them in to Boredom Busters at 349 Gloucester Street before 2pm to claim your prize.
Everyone who brings in a ‘Taradale Rocks’ rock can also enter the draw to win a Penguin Encounter or Family Pass to the National Aquarium.
Watch the Taradale Village Facebook page for updates and clues on where to find rocks.

We’d love you to post photos of you with your ‘Taradale Rocks’ … make sure you pop one of our hashtags on your post!
#taradalevillagenz
#taradalerocks
#shoplocal
#schoolholidays2018

Areas the rocks may be hidden include; Town Clock and Rose Garden, Gloucester Street from Matts Autos to Howard Gannon corner, around White Street shops, Lee Road carpark and Town Hall, Taradale Park and Library and Puketapu Road between Symons Lane and Lee Road.

CONDITIONS:
* Open to children 0 – 13yrs
* Rocks will be hidden prior to 9am daily
* Children must be accompanied by adults when hunting for rocks and redeeming prizes
* Rocks must be genuine ‘Taradale Rocks’, i prior to 2pm daily on the back (with identifying number) to be eligible for a prize. This will be checked at redemption.
* One prize per child per day
* Rocks must be returned to Boredom Busters prior to 2pm daily to claim prize
* One prize per child per day
* Each returned rock makes child eligible to enter a prize draw
* Prize draw prizes are;
First: Penguin Encounter at the National Aquarium of NZ. The winner will be able to meet the penguin keepers, see what the penguins eat for lunch, visit the penguin recovery room and help feed the penguins at the 1:30pm feeding time.
Winner must be accompanied by an adult.
Second: One single use family pass for two adults and two children to visit the National Aquarium. Usual conditions of vouchers apply.
* Prizes are not exchangeable or redeemable for cash

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Sea Week

It's not too late to enter the Seaweek 2019 Ocean Champion Challenge! We've extended the closing date until the end of January. So hop onto the Seaweek website and let us know what action you can take to protect our oceans. You could win $500 towards your work from the New Zealand Coastal Society or juniors could win a family pass for a cruise with Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari or passes for Rainbows End and Burnsco Child Gift Packs containing a beach tennis set, an aqua water soaker, a Burnsco mask snorkel and a surf bounce ball from the Auckland Outboard Boating Club. It's easy to enter so do it now! https://seaweek.org.nz/nominate-your-ocean-champion/ ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

Sea Week

Another fantastic entry in our Senior Ocean Champion competition from Happy Steps in Dargaville.
Senior Ocean Champion Challenge Name: Happy Steps into the future

What is the problem your Ocean Challenge is trying to solve? Caring for tangaroa kaitiakitanga

How will your Ocean Challenge solve this problem? Be specific – identify objectives, actions and outcomes: We are wanting children to experience an environment where they will develop working theories and make sense of their natural world. To take care of tangaroa and everything it has to offer. Extending children’s interest and knowledge around sustaining our kai Mōana and what it takes to look after it to become a kaitiakitanga of the sea. We will be undergoing Seaweek with lots of knowledgeable fun exciting activities and information for our tamariki and any whanau who wishes to join us.

How will you engage with others to undertake your Ocean Challenge? We will be sending out a news letter to parents and whanau inviting them to join our Seaweek extravaganza. We are hoping for visits from our local community organisations to join us and explain to us the importance of their jobs (DOC and MPI) we are also trying to get hold of our local Coast Guard to teach us the importance of water safety.

How will you measure the success of your Ocean Challenge? The engagement of the tamariki, Photos, learning stories and whanau contributions.

Tell us about your Ocean Champion Challenge and you can win fantastic prizes from New Zealand Coastal Society, Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari and Auckland Outboard Boating Club. Enter now: https://seaweek.org.nz/nominate-your-ocean-champion/
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