DoC Logo SQThere will be lots of Seaweek 2018 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:



For Manawatu contact: Angelina McBrydie, Kiwi Conservation Club – email:, phone: 06 367 3776 or 021 06 33 072

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


Seaweek Lecture: Migrations of Red Knots and Bar-tailed Godwits

Date: Thursday 8 March 2018
Time: 6 – 7pm
Location: Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History. Palmerston North.
Cost: Free. Includes tea/coffee.
Contact: Therese McCrea, email: Ph: (06) 351-4511

Many species of bird undertake momentous trans-oceanic migrations, crossing thousands of kilometres of open ocean to reach summer breeding grounds. Dr Phil Battley, Associate Professor of the Massey University School of Agriculture, has a PhD in avian ecology and studies the migrations of Arctic-breeding shorebirds. In this public talk, as part of Sea Week, he will discuss what we know, and also what we don’t know, about the migrations of Red Knots and Bar-tailed Godwits as they traverse the East Asian-Australasian Flyway.
Join us this Thursday 8th March, 6pm, at Te Manawa Museum in Palmerston North for what will be a fascinating lecture. Tea/Coffee provided.


Plastic Straw Free Levin

Say NO! to plastic straws over Seaweek 3 – 11 March 2018 and beyond!

NZAEE Seaweek proudly supports Plastic Straw Free Levin. Let us know if you’re supporting too and we’ll list your business or organisation here.

Download the poster here and display it in your business.


Castlecliff Beach Clean Up

Date: Saturday 10 March 2018
Time: 1pm
Location: Castlecliff Beach. Meet at the Duncan Pavilion Carpark off Rangiora Street, by the Surf Lifesaving Club.
Cost: The clean up is free, but there is a sausage sizzle afterwards for a gold coin donation.
Contact: Josie Verhaaren, email: Ph: (027) 897-6096

Let’s keep our beaches beautiful!

To celebrate NZ Sea Week we’re holding a beach clean up at Castlecliff. Starting at the Duncan Pavilion, we’ll walk down to the North Mole and back again, picking up rubbish as we go along.
The clean up begins at 1pm where we’ll meet in the Duncan Pavilion Carpark for a briefing and hand out bags and gloves.

After the clean up there will be beach volleyball and a gold coin donation sausage sizzle with the proceeds going to the Sir Peter Blake Trust. There will also be competitions and spot prizes to be won.

So grab your friends and come help clean up our beach!

All rubbish bags and gloves are provided.

Feel free to bring togs for a swim!

More info:



PURE Tour: Levin

Date: Saturday 17 February 2018
Time: 1-3pm
Location: Te Takeretanga O Kura-hau-pō (Levin Cultural Centre)

Come along for a screening of Smog of the Sea film showcasing Marcus Erikson’s 1-week journey through the remote waters of the Sargasso Sea, studying plastic pollution with a well renowned crew, such as the likes of Jack Johnson and surfers, Keith and Dan Malloy.

Then stick around for a korero with Anna Cummins from the 5 Gyres Institute and plastic waste activist Tina Ngata.

More info:



Stringbean Puppeteer

Date: Saturday 10 March 2018
Time: 3pm
Location: Te Takere tanga o kura-hau-po.
Cost: Free
Contact: Angelina Smith email: Ph: (021) 063-3072

Come along and be entertained by this amazing performer as she tells a wonderful story though puppets: “The Penguin and the Sea Monster”. There is no cost for this show, and is suitable for all age groups.


Foxton Community Beach Clean


Date: Saturday 3 March 2018
Time: 9 – 11am
Location: Foxton Beach
Cost: Free
Contact: Sarah Galley, email: Ph: (021) 227-7209

Foxton Beach with endangered coastal landscapes and an abundance of seabirds, but a coastline that collects a lot of river and marine debris. Come together and celebrate Seaweek 2018 with a community beach clean up, organised by Horizons Regional Council.

• Meet at the car park at Foxton Beach at 10.30am.
• Beach clean finishes with a BBQ at the carpark at 12:30pm.
• 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.
• Rubbish bags provided.

For more information contact Sarah Galley, Environmental Educator on 021 22 77 209.


Art Display

Date: Saturday 3 March until Sunday 11 March 2018
Time: 10am – 4pm daily
Location: Te Takere tanga o kura-hau-po. Levin public library. Main display hall.
Cost: Free
Contact: Angelina Smith email: Ph: (021) 063-3072

Either create a piece of art to display to display focusing on “healthy seas, healthy people” and contact me to arrange to the the work displayed before the event, or come along and look at all the wonderful art work that has been displayed.

Art work can and can be a picture (created from any medium), a photo, wearable art, story, poem, wherever your creative mind takes you.


Seaweek Stall

Date: Sunday 11 March 2018
Time: 10am – 4pm
Location: Horowhenua Arts Society Gallery, 119 Bath Street, Levin, Horowhenua
Cost: Free
Contact: Angelina Smith email: Ph: (021) 063-3072

Art in the Park has kindly donated a stall for Seaweek to sell some of the art work from the people who have supported the Seaweek display held at Te takere o Kaur-hau-po.

(We are selling work on behalf of the supporters).


Waitarere Beach Clean-up

Image: Katie Jones

Date: Saturday 3 March 2018
Time: 3pm
Location: Waitarere Beach. Turn off SH1 at Waitarere Beach corner, and follow the road to the beach. Park in the surf club carpark on the left hand side just before you drive onto the beach.
Cost: Free
Contact: Angelina Smith email: Ph: (021) 063-3072

We will meet at the beach surf club at 3pm, be briefed and bags and gloves will be handed out.
Later once all the rubbish is collected we will meet at Waitarere beach Domain for a well deserved BBQ and play.

Please bring along water to drink, and good beach walking shoes.


Pre-school Variety Concert

Date: Wednesday 7 March 2018
Time: 10.30am
Location: Te Takere tanga o kura-hau-po
Cost: Free
Contact: Angelina Smith email: Ph: (021) 063-3072

Come along and watch the pre-schoolers of from Levin, showcase their talents. Look at their beautiful wearable art, and listen to their stories and songs. If you would like to take part in this event, please contact Angelina.


Variety Show

Date: Sunday 11 March 2018
Time: 2pm
Location: Te Takere tanga o kura-hau-po
Cost: Free
Contact: Deborah Macdonald email: Ph: (021) 063-3072

Variety concert for all school aged children and adults to show case their wearable art, and other performance art work.

If you would like to participate in this event please contact by email Deborah McDonald


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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