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And the winners are…

And the winners are…

Huge congratulations to the winners of our two national Seaweek competitions and thanks to everyone who entered, the judges found it really hard to decide.
The winner of the Fish4all photo competition was Happy Steps Early Learning Centre at Dargaville who thoroughly enjoyed their seafood BBQ prize.

The winner of the Experiencing Marine Reserves video competition was Anna Parson from Aramoana with her video called My Local Marine Life. You can watch it here: https://youtu.be/lpG7a0V2EYk

Anna won a wetsuit from Wettie, so no doubt she will be spending even more time exploring her local marine life in future!

Makauri School from Gisborne also won the class prize in the EMR video competition with this entry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=10&v=FT6rovSfiU4

Congratulations to all our winners and THANK YOU to our national competition sponsors Fish4all and Experiencing Marine Reserves – we couldn’t do it without you!

 

Seaweek 2019 Event Report Winners

We challenged everyone who attended a Seaweek 2019 event to submit an Event Report and tell us what they thought about it. Thanks to everyone who took the time to do that, we get some really useful data that we use to let our sponsors know how successful Seaweek is.

We did a prize draw from all those entries and the winner of the Participant Evaluation prize is Vicki Smith from Nelson who attended the EMR Cable Bay Snorkel Day.
The winning Event Coordinator is Jenny Baker from Napier who organised the Hawkes Bay Beach Clean-up.
The winning Regional Coordinator is Nataalia Lunson from DOC in Bay of Plenty West who put on a fantastic programme of events in her first year as a Seaweek Regional Coordinator.

All our winners will receive a copy of Sally Carson & Rod Morris’s fantastic book The Collins Guide to the New Zealand Seashore, which is a must have for every home & classroom. Congratulations everyone! Huge thanks to Harper Collins Publishers for donating the books for us to give away.

 

Ocean Champion Winners

Ocean Champion Winners

Lorella Doherty from Taranaki challenged herself to pick up 10,000 cigarette butts during the 10 days of Seaweek. Not only did she achieve that but she was also voted the winner of our Senior Ocean Champion award & received $500 to support her work thanks to the New Zealand Coastal Society. Here she is collecting her award… Continue Reading

Dive into Seaweek 2019 from this weekend

Dive into Seaweek 2019 from this weekend

Seaweek 2019 kicks off on Saturday 2 March. With some 200 events, including more than 50 in Auckland, 40 in Wellington and 30 in Hawkes Bay, plus 6 competitions, there is plenty on offer. So dive in,  visit the website at at seaweek.org.nz and check out the events near you! National Coordinator Dr Mels Barton… Continue Reading

Voting Opens for Seaweek 2019 Ocean Champion

Voting Opens for Seaweek 2019 Ocean Champion

NZAEE Seaweek has opened voting to find the Seaweek “Ocean Champion” for 2019. Voting will run from Sunday 10 February to Friday 1 March 2019. Visit the Seaweek website at seaweek.org.nz to vote for your senior “Ocean Champion” and celebrate all those individuals, groups and organisations who work so hard to look after our seas… Continue Reading

LeopardSeals.org

LeopardSeals.org

Voting for the Seaweek 2019 Senior Ocean Champion competition is now open until midnight Friday 1 March 2019.  Click here to see all the Seaweek 2019 Ocean Champion Challenges VOTE NOW BY CLICKING HERE LeopardSeals.org is a research group run by volunteers who dedicate their time to promote the research, advocacy and management of leopard… Continue Reading

Lorella Doherty, Rethinking Plastic Revolution

Lorella Doherty, Rethinking Plastic Revolution

The Seaweek 2019 Senior Ocean Champion Click here to see all the Seaweek 2019 Ocean Champion Challenges My name is Lorella from Rethinking Plastic Revolution. I studied Marine Biology and Conservation Science at Canterbury University in early 2000. I started Rethinking Plastic Revolution a few years ago after the deepest sadness over came me on… Continue Reading

Orewa Estuary Army

Orewa Estuary Army

Voting for the Seaweek 2019 Senior Ocean Champion competition is now open until midnight Friday 1 March 2019.  Click here to see all the Seaweek 2019 Ocean Champion Challenges VOTE NOW BY CLICKING HERE We’re a group of Year 8 students from Orewa College. Junior Ocean Challenge name: Orewa Estuary Army Challenge description: Identify the impact of… Continue Reading

Happy Steps

Happy Steps

Voting for the Seaweek 2019 Senior Ocean Champion competition is now open until midnight Friday 1 March 2019.  Click here to see all the Seaweek 2019 Ocean Champion Challenges VOTE NOW BY CLICKING HERE We are Happy Steps early learning centre with children aged 0-5yrs and we would love to explore Seaweek. Our Seaweek plan… Continue Reading

Room 4 Makauri School

Room 4 Makauri School

Voting for the Seaweek 2019 Senior Ocean Champion competition is now open until midnight Friday 1 March 2019.  Click here to see all the Seaweek 2019 Ocean Champion Challenges VOTE NOW BY CLICKING HERE We are a Year 4 class who are passionate about learning about their environment and trying to make positive changes. Junior Ocean… Continue Reading

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OCEAN CHAMPION CHALLENGE 2020

What does it take to be an Ocean Champion? This year’s Ocean Champion competition requires entrants to undertake a specific Ocean Challenge to help solve a problem in the marine environment. If you or a group have an Ocean Challenge that you would like to undertake you could be our Ocean Champion 2020. Junior entrants… Read More

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We love these Rethink Reusable Fresh Produce Bags and all these other Rethink products and YOU can love them too! Don't have Rethink bags yet? These products are going to be up for grabs through our Facebook Competitions (coming soon) but you can also win these (and more!) through the Ocean Champion Challenge!

Preventing unnecessary waste by using long lasting, quality products is a win for the ocean and an important part of being a tidy kiwi!

Thank you to all the other organizations providing prizes (not shown in photos) for the challenge too: SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, New Zealand Coastal Society, Young Ocean Explorers, HarperCollins Publishers New Zealand, Ethique and Experiencing Marine Reserves - EMR.
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What do you do with all the plastic you find on the beach? Does it end up in the bin or have you ever tried to give it a second life by turning it into a piece of art like Lorella here from Rethinking Plastic Revolution? Lorella was our 2019 Ocean Champion Challenge winner for her commitment to pick up 10,000 cigarette butts from all over New Plymouth, raising awareness that butts are plastic and not degradable and the biggest single item contributor of marine plastic pollution.

Have you thought about entering the Ocean Champion Challenge? Prizes available for Junior and Senior Entrants!! www.seaweek.org.nz/nominate-your-ocean-champion/

Thank you to all our sponsors of the Ocean Champion Challenge 2020: New Zealand Coastal Society, Rethink Reusable Fresh Produce Bags, Ethique, SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, Young Ocean Explorers, Experiencing Marine Reserves - EMR, HarperCollins Publishers New Zealand
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