TARANAKI

There will be lots of Seaweek 2019 events happening in Taranaki and full details will be posted here as we receive them. Contact the Taranaki Regional Coordinator if you’d like to organise an event: Danielle Gibas – email: admin@wildfortaranaki.nz phone: 06 765 127 or 021 144 7239
 

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.

 

Taranaki Seaweek Events 2019

 

Sea Week Crackerjacks at Puke Ariki


Wednesday 6 March 2019, 10.30 – 11am at Puke Ariki, St. Aubyn St., New Plymouth
Join our Sea Week Crackerjacks session at Puke Ariki Library New Plymouth – Get the little ones hooked on books! Come along and enjoy a crafty and creative story time for preschoolers.
Hosted by Nga Motu Marine Reserve Society
 
 

Project Hotspot Workshop


Sunday 10 March 2019, 10.30am – 12.30pm at New Plymouth Surf Riders Club, Fitzroy
Come along to this FREE fun and interactive workshop! You’ll learn how to identify and protect 4 coastal threatened species by becoming a citizen scientist… not only will this workshop enrich your experience of our stunning coastal environment but you’ll also be contributing towards REAL science and conservation action!
Morning tea provided.
Bring a ruler and pencil if you can, otherwise we have some you can share.
Free event.
Contact: Elvisa Robb, email: elvisa@emr.org.nz Ph: (027) 951-2252
More info: https://www.hotspot.org.nz/
 
 

Taranaki Community Snorkel Day #3


KICKING OFF SEA WEEK WITH A SNORKEL!
Come along to Experiencing Marine Reserves Ngamotu Beach Community Guided Snorkel Day #3
Saturday 2 March 2019, from 10am – 1pm at Ngamotu Beach, Taranaki
Come along to this summer’s 3rd Experiencing Marine Reserves Ngamotu Beach Community Snorkel Day!
Experience the amazing underwater life at Ngamotu Beach – if you look carefully you might see – sea cucumbers, starfish, sea anemone, variety of fish and so much more!!!
Free fun for the whole family (koha welcome), come and learn how to snorkel – NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED (Ages 5yrs+). We have all the gear you need just bring your togs and towel. There will also be information displays by Nga Motu Marine Reserves Society, including their Finding Little Blue Penguin Project. Sausage sizzle will be freely available to participants and supporting whanau and friends.
Big thanks to our supporters, sponsors and volunteers who make this day possible including; Port Taranaki, DOCCF funding, Wild for Taranaki, DOC Taranaki, Experiencing Marine Reserves and Nga Motu Marine Reserve Society.
In case of bad weather or poor water visibility the postponement date is Saturday 9th February – keep an eye on this event where we will post postponement information the Friday beforehand.
If you would like to volunteer as a snorkel guide or would like more information please contact EMR Taranaki Regional Coordinator: elvisa@emr.org.nz
 

EMR Hawera Pool Snorkel Trail


Saturday 9 March 2019, 1 – 3pm at Hawera Aquatic Centre, 66 Waihi Rd, Hawera, Taranaki.
Come along to Taranaki’s first pool snorkel trail – learn how to snorkel and what animals live in our local moana with our “artificial reef”*! Fun for the whole family (koha welcome).
Ages 7yrs+ only and no experience required! We have all the gear you need just bring your togs and towel and pay as normal at the front desk .
Big thanks to our supporters, sponsors and volunteers who make this day possible including; South Taranaki District Council, Hawera Aquatic Centre staff, DOCCF funding, Wild for Taranaki, DOC Taranaki, Experiencing Marine Reserves and Nga Motu Marine Reserve Society.
COST: Normal pool entry fee – register at poolside!
GEAR: We provide snorkels, masks and fins with the guidance of a volunteer snorkel guide (masks and snorkels may not be used unsupervised).
NOTE: NORMAL POOL RULES APPLY – Children must be supervised at all times.
If you would like to volunteer as a snorkel guide, event assistant or would like more information please contact EMR Taranaki Regional Coordinator: elvisa@emr.org.nz
*Artificial reef = images of local marine species weighed to the pool floor.
Hosted by Nga Motu Marine Reserve Society
 
 

Taranaki Conservationists descend on East End – Seaweek Beach Clean!


Sunday 3 March 2019, 2 – 3pm at East End Skate Park, East End Reserve, New Plymouth
Join us to clean up East End beach and surrounding area! Look for our big flags down by the skatepark at East End beach.
ITS Sea Week!!!
For this event we are collaborating with the Upcycle Taranaki Trashformers project, and Rethinking Plastic Revolution!!
Trashformers is a group of youth who are using old plastics to make something new. Come along and help us collect beach plastics to help our environment and help us gather material for this project.
They will be using HDPE #2 plastics to compare newer and degraded (beach clean up) plastics durability. Upcycle Taranaki
Rethinking Plastic Revolution is the amazing initiative by Lorella Doherty. She is aiming to pick up 10,000 cigarette butts over the course of Sea Week. WOWO! Check out her fundraising campaign here. https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/5994-10-000-butts-in-10-days
What to bring: gloves and bucket. We have some gloves and bags available for you to use.
Also, If you have any #2 recycling at home bring it along for Trashformers to use. This might include bottle lids, shampoo bottles, detergent bottles, anything with the recycling symbol with 2 in the middle.
If the weather is heavy rain event will be postponed. Check this page for updates on the day if you are unsure.
Hello NP Restore Taranaki Restore Fitzroy (Fitzroy Beach Conservation Group)
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/334937550696415/
 

Taranaki Community Snorkel Day #2


Come along to Experiencing Marine Reserves Ngamotu Beach Community Guided Snorkel Day #2
Sunday 3 February 2019, from 9am – noon at Ngamotu Beach, Taranaki
Come along to this summer’s 2nd Experiencing Marine Reserves Ngamotu Beach Community Snorkel Day!
Experience the amazing underwater life at Ngamotu Beach – if you look carefully you might see – sea cucumbers, starfish, sea anemone, variety of fish and so much more!!!
Free fun for the whole family (koha welcome), come and learn how to snorkel – NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED (Ages 5yrs+). We have all the gear you need just bring your togs and towel. There will also be information displays by Nga Motu Marine Reserves Society, including their Finding Little Blue Penguin Project. Sausage sizzle will be freely available to participants and supporting whanau and friends.
Big thanks to our supporters, sponsors and volunteers who make this day possible including; Port Taranaki, DOCCF funding, Wild for Taranaki, DOC Taranaki, Experiencing Marine Reserves and Nga Motu Marine Reserve Society.
In case of bad weather or poor water visibility the postponement date is Saturday 9th February – keep an eye on this event where we will post postponement information the Friday beforehand.
If you would like to volunteer as a snorkel guide or would like more information please contact EMR Taranaki Regional Coordinator: elvisa@emr.org.nz
 

EMR Community Snorkel Day Ngamotu Beach


Come along to Experiencing Marine Reserves Ngamotu Beach Community Guided Snorkel Day!
Sunday 16 December 2018, from 9am – noon at Ngamotu Beach, Taranaki
Experience the amazing underwater life at Ngamotu Beach – if you look carefully you might see – sea cucumbers, starfish, sea anemone, variety of fish and so much more!!!
Free fun for the whole family (koha welcome), come and learn how to snorkel – NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! We have all the gear you need just bring your togs, towel and drink/food. There will also be information displays by Nga Motu Marine Reserves Society, including their Finding Little Blue Penguin Project.
Big thanks to our supporters, sponsors and volunteers who make this day possible including; Port Taranaki, DOCF funding, Wild for Taranaki, DOC, Oceans Alive NZ.
In case of bad weather or poor water visibility the postponement date is Saturday 22nd December – keep an eye on this event where we will post postponement information the Thursday beforehand.
If you would like to volunteer as a snorkel guide or would like more information please contact EMR Taranaki Regional Coordinator: elvisa@emr.org.nz
 
 

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