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There will be lots of Seaweek 2020 events happening in Auckland and full details will be posted here as we receive them. Contact the Auckland Regional Coordinator if you’d like to organise an event: email seaweek@merc.org.nz

Auckland Seaweek 2020 Events:

Torbay Snorkel Day – Saturday 1 February 10 AM – 3 PM

Takapuna Snorkel Day – Sunday 2 February 11 AM – 4 PM

Shark Conservation Competition – Accepting entries from Feb 29 through March 8

Sea MERC Day III – Sunday 1st of March 2020, 11 AM – 3:30 PM

Outdoor Screening of Maiden – Friday 6 March 2020 5:00- 10:30 PM

 

What: Torbay Snorkel Day

Where: Bottom of Rock Isle Rd, Torbay, Auckland. Parking is along the surrounding streets.

When: Saturday 1st of February 2020, 10 AM – 3 PM

Details: Explore the waters of Waiake Bay by snorkel. Find spotties, parore, goatfish and the occasional snapper. Fun for the whole whānau. Bring your own gear or get free hire of our mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuits. Recommended for everyone 5 years and up. All children under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult beach observer. Experienced guides and advanced safety procedures will be in place on the day. • This event is funded by the Hibiscus And Bays Local Board and The Bobby Stafford-Bush Foundation together in partnership Experiencing Marine Reserves – EMR and the Long Bay Okura Great Park Society.

Experiencing Marine Reserves runs a series of free and subsidised events over the summer months that rely on public support to make them happen. The Long Bay Okura Great Park Society is active in protecting the marine environment from the pressure of an expanding city. We appreciate donations to participate, either cash on the day, online or by giving a koha of your time volunteering at a future event. Most people donate $5-10pp. Check out some frequently asked questions.  You can see the event in Eventbrite.

What: Takapuna Snorkel Day

Where: North of the Takapuna Boat Ramp, 24 The Promenade, Takapuna

When: Sunday 2 February – 11am to 4pm

Details: Explore the waters of Takapuna by snorkel. Find spotties, parore, goatfish and nudibranches. Fun for the whole whānau! Bring your own gear or get free hire of our mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuits. Recommended for everyone 5 years and up. All children under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult beach observer. Experienced guides and advanced safety procedures will be in place on the day.

Experiencing Marine Reserves runs a series of free and subsidised events over the summer months that rely on public support to make them happen. We appreciate donations to participate, either cash or EFTPOS on the day, online or by giving a koha of your time volunteering at a future event. Most people donate $5-10pp.
This event is funded by The Bobby Stafford-Bush Foundation. You can find this event listed on Eventbrite. Check out some frequently asked questions.

 

What: Shark Conservation Competition

Where: Online competition with information on both the SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s official website as well as our Facebook page.

When: Entry into the competition will be via email or Facebook from Feb 29 – March 8

Details: Throughout all of Sea Week, SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s will be searching for Aotearoa’s biggest shark fan! If you love sharks, and think that they need to be protected, then we want to hear from you – you could win yourself a FREE SHARK CAGE EXPERIENCE for two people!

Submit a one paragraph summary of why you LOVE sharks and why we should take care of them either via email to learn@kellytarltons.co.nz or via Facebook by commenting on one of our posts regarding the competition. Entries close 9.00am on the 8th of March with the winner announced that same day. 

 

What: Sea MERC Day IIIImage may contain: 8 people, people smiling, people standing and outdoor

Where: Sir Peter Blake Marine Education and Recreation Centre, 1045 Beach Road, Long Bay, Auckland, New Zealand 0630

When: Sunday 1st of March 2020, 11 AM – 3:30 PM

Details: As part of Sea Week 2020 MERC is hosting its annual open day for the public. The theme is Connecting with our Ocean so we are inviting you to bring the whole family down for a day of fun in the sun, celebrating our connection to the ocean by doing what we do best; enjoying the ocean through water-safe and respectful recreation. We will also have educational displays and an opportunity to learn how you can do more to respect the ocean that does so much for us! Bring your togs and a towel and we’ll provide the rest! There could be paddleboarding, kayaking, sailing, surfing or body-boarding. Activities are dependent on conditions of the day. View and RSVP to this event on Facebook.

 

What: Outdoor Screening of Maiden

Where: Silo Park Cinema is the best spot to unwind on a Friday evening! Soak up the last rays of sun for the day surrounded by fresh local food trucks, a wide selection of cold beverages and a movie on the grass.

When: 6 March 2020 5:00- 10:30 PM (Film starts at 8)

Details: Bring along your blankets or bean bags so you can get cosy! Event starts at 5PM with yummy food and drinks available for purchase. Movie screenings in March start at 8 PM.

Film Details: In the late 1980s, amateur British sailor Tracy Edwards decided she’d had enough of being dismissed and belittled as the only woman on the seafaring crews she’d participated in. Setting her sights on the upcoming Whitbread Round the World Race — a staggering 40,000-nautical-mile circumnavigation of the earth that few boats dared tackle — Tracy assembled the world’s first international all-female sailing crew and entered the competition. As they weathered not only life-threatening high seas but also a storm of sexism in the media, this inspiring group of women had to rely on their own pure resilience—and each other—to prove the naysayers and skeptics wrong. What they hadn’t quite expected, however, was how their expedition would come to signify so much more than just a race to the finish line.

PLEASE NOTE: All Silo Park activities are dependent on good weather, so check the website or Facebook page for any updates.

 

 

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