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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

 

Children’s Day at the National Aquarium


Sunday 3 March 2019 at the National Aquarium of New Zealand, Napier
Children’s Day New Zealand is being celebrated at the National Aquarium of New Zealand! Children can enter the aquarium for free when accompanied by a paying adult. A perfect activity for Sea Week! The MTG Hawke’s Bay is also getting involved for Children’s Day, hosting a screening of Whale Rider in the Century Theatre at 2pm tomorrow, along with a special ocean themed story and craft session at Napier and Taradale Library. Details of activities for Children’s Day here

Haumoana Beach Clean Seaweek 2019


Saturday 9 March 2019, 10 – 11.30am at Clive Grange Domain, Napier. Meet at the end of Domain Rd, Haumoana (Tukituki river mouth) Googlemap link: https://goo.gl/maps/5LmmEvD3zTC2
Seaweek 2019 is almost here! Grab your gloves and a bag and join us in our first ever Hawke’s Bay beach clean!
Where: Meet at the end of Domain Rd, Haumoana (Tukituki river mouth) Googlemap link: https://goo.gl/maps/5LmmEvD3zTC2
When: 10am start
Why: Remove hazards from wildlife, stop waste getting in ocean, meet like-minded people, enjoy a morning at the beach!
Extra gloves and bags will be provided but if you can, please byo (gardening gloves are great and can be washed!)
Look forward to seeing you there 😁
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/761891247544100/
 
 
 

Ocean Critters


From Friday 1 March to 29 March 2019, daily 10am to 4pm at Creative Arts Napier, 16 Bryon Street, Napier
Who’s your favourite Ocean Critter?
A wandering Whale, the galloping Seahorse, cheeky Penguins, sleepy Sealions or a jumping Jellyfish?
To celebrate Seaweek, and to show how much we all care for the sea, come along to CAN and during the month of March where you can join in our ‘Underwater World’ drop-in activity!
For just a $5 contribution, you can dive into the recycled materials and beachy finds on the tables and make your own Ocean Critter to add to the watery habitat, and enter our very special competition.
You can make your critter as imaginative, or as crazy as you like. Make a real splash with your creation and add it to the installation.
The Ocean Critters installation will be on display to the public until 29th March when Jake Brookie from the National Aquarium will be judging the competition in two categories; Under 16’s and Over 16’s (so adults you can join in too!) There are lots of fabulous prizes to be won!
If you decide to go beach collecting, and bring some finds with you to make your critter, that’s OK too! Or you might decide to make your critter at home and bring it in. If you do this, entry to the competition costs just $5 and you will need to fill in an entry form. Either way, you’ll find this a great way to support a cleaner ocean, and care for the sea while having some fun at the same time.
As this is an unsupervised activity, all children must be accompanied by an adult to journey into the deep.
Open during our normal opening hours of 10am – 4pm Mon-Sat, and 10am – 2pm on Sundays.
More info: http://www.thecan.co.nz/can-listings/ocean-critters/
 

Our Seas Our Future – Beach Clean


Saturday 9 March 2019, 10 – 11.30am at End of Domain Road, Haumoana.
Help clean up your local beach this Seaweek! Bring your own bucket or bag/sack and gloves.
Free event.
Contact: Jane Gardiner, email: hawkesbay@osof.org Ph: 0210 257-3553
More info: http://osof.org/
 
 

“Albatross” Documentary Night


Thursday 7 March 2019, 7pm at Hawkes Bay Regional Council Offices. 159 Dalton Street Napier
A powerful documentary about albatrosses on Midway Island and their struggles against plastic pollution as they try to find a mate. ‘Albatross’ is 97 minutes long and suits those aged 12 and over due to emotional content.
Seats are limited, so make sure you book in advance by e-mailing Jane Gardiner hawkesbay@osof.org. This event is brought to you by ‘Our Seas, Our Future’
Bookings are full however depending on interest there will be future screenings. Email hawkesbay@osof.org to register interest.
Donations Welcomed
 
 

Guided Walk of Waitangi Regional Park


Saturday 2 March 2019, 11 – 11.45am. Turn off towards the coast between Napier and Clive. You will see a Hawkes Bay Regional Council sign near the entrance. Once parked, meet at the star compass
Napier Forest and Bird are offering a guided walk around the park which will include viewing the considerable plantings that Forest and 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. 30-45minutes.
A second walk is also being offered, starting 30 minutes later on the same day and location.
Free event.
Contact: Lynee Anderson, email: autumntrees8@gmail.com Ph: (06) 844 0962
Contact napier.branch@forestandbird.org.nz for more information about Forest and Bird.
 

Toyota Kiwi Guardians Challenge

Saturday 2 March 2019, 10am
Take action in your own backyard with Toyota Kiwi Guardians! Make a difference and be in to win some prizes during Seaweek!
Check out the National Aquarium of New Zealand’s Facebook page for details of prizes, and visit the DOC website https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/toyota-kiwi-guardians/take-action/become-a-water-champion/ to find out more about “Becoming a Kiwi Guardian Water Champion”!
Contact: Louise McNamara, email: lmcnamara@doc.govt.nz Ph: (027) 539-6972
 

Waitangi Regional Park Beach Clean


Saturday 2 March 2019, 9am to noon at Waitangi Regional Park. Turn at the Regional Council sign between Napier and Clive.
Join in and help keep our beach clean! Meet by the Celestial Compass. Free BBQ afterwards for volunteers!
Free event
Contact: Sally Chandler, email: sally.chandler@hbrc.govt.nz Ph: (027) 636-4984
More info: http://www.hbrc.govt.nz
 

Rocky Shore Exploration Day


Sunday 3 March 2019, 10am to 12 noon at Spriggs Park, Hardinge Road, Napier
Join Sally Carson from the University of Otago’s Marine Studies Centre and explore the life and habitat of Napier’s Rocky Shore. You can also learn how to take part in citizen science through ‘Marine Metre Squared’.
Free event
Contact Sally.carson@otago.ac.nz to find out more about this project.
More info: https://mm2.net.nz/
 

Marine Metre Squared Workshop

Photo: Belinda Studholme

 
Monday 4 March 2019, 3.30 – 5pm at National Aquarium of New Zealand
Sally Carson from the University of Otago’s Marine Studies Centre hosts an introduction to Marine Metre Squared for educators and interested members of the public. Come along to this free presentation and learn how you can take part in studying the seashore.
Free event
Contact Sally.carson@otago.ac.nz to find out more about this project.
More info: https://mm2.net.nz/
 

Royal Society Seaweek Lecture


Tuesday 5 March 2019, 7 – 8.30pm at National Aquarium of New Zealand
You are invited to attend the annual Royal Society Seaweek Lecture. Heni Unwin and Ross Vennell present their research on the movement of plastics in and around the Cook Strait.
Gold Coin Donation
Contact: Stephen Swabey, email: Stephen.swabey@hbrc.govt.nz Ph: 0210 257-3553
More info: https://royalsociety.org.nz/150th-anniversary/branch-histories/hawkes-bay-branch/
 
 

Twilight Walk at Ahuriri Estuary


Wednesday 6 March 2019, 5.30 – 7.30pm at Ahuriri Estuary. Meet at the gravel carpark near Embankment Road, opposite the Westshore Tavern.
Join local experts to learn about Kuaka and other migratory birds as well as the wonderful habitat that they live in. Wear suitable walking shoes and bring sunhat, sunscreen etc.
Free event
Contact: Sally Chandler, email: sally.chandler@hbrc.govt.nz Ph: (027) 636-4984
More info: http://www.hbrc.govt.nz
 

Calico Bag Decorating


Sunday 3 March and Saturday 9 March 2019, 10.30am to 3pm at the National Aquarium of New Zealand, Napier
A children’s activity. Decorate a free calico bag at the aquarium and take it home to use straight away instead of using plastic!
Normal Aquarium admission costs apply.
Contact: Margaret Gwynn, Ph: (06) 835-2122
 

Estuary Walk with Jake Brookie and Lynee Anderson

 

Sunday 10 March 2019, 1 – 3.30pm at Ahuriri Estuary. Meet at the gravel carpark near Embankment Road, opposite the Westshore Tavern.
A family walk around the estuary with a focus on the birds that live and migrate here- one even flies 12,000 kilometers to get here! Wear suitable footwear and take sunscreen, sunhat and water.
Free event
Contact: Jake Brookie, email: jakeecowater@gmail.com Ph: 0210 257-3553
 

Decorate a Godwit

Photo: Jacqui Geux

 
Sunday 10 March 2019, 1 – 3pm at 205 Emerson Street, Napier. Outside Adore Collections, near Clive Square
A wonderful outdoor activity for the kids, decorate a wooden godwit in Emerson Street! Paint provided- all you need is some creativity and you’ll get a beautiful godwit to take home with you. Supported by Resene.
Booking essential: You’ll need to book through Adore Collections to ensure we have enough godwits for everyone.
Gold Coin Donation
Contact: Steve Holyer, email: steve@retailnetworks.co.nz Ph: (021) 244-4269
 
 

Catholic Parish of Napier Beach Clean


Friday 8 March 2019, 5 – 6pm at Marine Parade Surf Lifesaving Club, Napier
A chance to take part in a local beach clean. Bring some bags and gloves if you have them and do your bit to clean up the beach. Meeting at the lifesaving club and cleaning towards the viewing platform on Marine Parade. Make sure you wear some covered shoes and wear a sunhat/sunblock.
Free event
Contact: Ruth Smithies, email: ruth.smithies@gmail.com Ph: 0210 257-3553
 

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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