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Announcement for Seaweek 2020

Kia orakoutouOcean Lovers and Seaweek Supporters,

There’s some new faces at the helm of Seaweek! We would like to announce that NZAEE is now working in partnership with Sir Peter Blake Marine Education and Recreation Centre (MERC) to deliver Seaweek. MERC is located on the Southern end of Long Bay Beach, Auckland but the team at MERC are excited to engage with more people across the nation through our connection with the sea!

Another thing that is new is our improved Newsletter sent out via Mailchimp, so please add seaweek@merc.org.nz to your address book so you don’t miss updates from us. You can view our first Seaweek Mailout here! And sign up to be on our mailing list on the homepage if you would like to be informed of events and ways to get involved in Seaweek!

Whether you are a Seaweek veteran or this is your first time organising an event, no matter how big or how small, we are here to support and help promote your mahi! If you or your organisation would like to sponsor or support Seaweek 2019 please get in touch with us by emailing seaweek@merc.org.nz.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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… Continue Reading

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

Not too late to enter the 2019 Seaweek Ocean Champions Challenge!

Not too late to enter the 2019 Seaweek Ocean Champions Challenge!

The New Zealand Association for Environmental Education has extended the closing date for entries in its annual, national Seaweek “Ocean Champions” competition to Thursday 31 January 2019. This year’s Ocean Challenge requires entrants to undertake a specific action to help solve a problem in the marine environment. There are two award categories – Junior (under… Continue Reading

New Supporters for Seaweek 2019

New Supporters for Seaweek 2019

NZAEE Seaweek is delighted to announce new national supporters for Seaweek 2019. Foundation North has just announced it will be continuing to support NZAEE with Seaweek 2019 and the Hauraki Gulf Monitoring Project using the New Zealand Marine Studies Centre’s programme Marine Metre Squared. Foundation North is Seaweek’s major financial sponsor. Fisheries New Zealand are… Continue Reading

Enter the Seaweek 2019 Ocean Champion Challenge

Enter the Seaweek 2019 Ocean Champion Challenge

NZAEE Seaweek is delighted to announce that entries are now open to find our Seaweek “Ocean Champions” for 2019. This year’s Ocean Champion competition requires entrants to undertake a specific Ocean Challenge to help solve a problem in the marine environment. Junior entrants (under 16) will outline their challenge and blog or post about it… Continue Reading

Start Planning for Seaweek 2019

Start Planning for Seaweek 2019

The New Zealand Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE) is delighted to announce the dates and theme for its flagship event Seaweek, to take place from Saturday 2 to Sunday 10 March 2019. The theme will be “Tiakina o Tātou Mōana – Care for our Seas”, highlighting the impact of plastic, litter and other pollutants on… Continue Reading

NZAEE Seaweek 2018 ‘Ocean Champion’ Winner Announced

NZAEE Seaweek 2018 ‘Ocean Champion’ Winner Announced

  NZAEE Seaweek is delighted to announce that the NZAEE Seaweek “Ocean Champion” for 2018 is Experiencing Marine Reserves founding Director Samara Nicholas. Samara is currently in the Kermedecs with the Sir Peter Blake Trust. The New Zealand Coastal Society (NZCS) is sponsoring the initiative by donating the equivalent of $500 prize money towards the… Continue Reading

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OCEAN CHAMPION CHALLENGE

The Ocean Champion Challenge Competition has come to an end and thank you to all those that entered! We will be sharing all the entries on Facebook this week in the order they came in but you can view all 2020 Ocean Champions here!! We invite you to like and share these posts to help… Read More

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By the way, we are looking for regional coordinators Waikato, Wellington and Southland where the positions are vacant. 😉
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