WELLINGTON

There are lots of Seaweek 2020 events happening in Wellington, we’ll be adding details of new events as we receive them. If you’d like to organise an event please contact the Regional Coordinator from Greater Wellington Regional Council Micheline.Evans: Micheline.Evans@gw.govt.nz

Wellington Seaweek 2020 Events

Taputeranga Community Snorkel Day – Saturday 1 February 10 AM – 2:30 PM

Ghost Fishing New Zealand Annual Harbour Cleanup – 29 February 9:00 AM

Whitireia Community Snorkelling Day – Saturday 29 February 10 AM- 2:30 PM

Whitireia Community Snorkelling Day – Saturday 7 March 10 AM- 2:30 PM

 

What: Taputeranga Community Snorkel Day

Where: Princess Bay, Wellington. If the swell is up at Princess Bay, we may move the event to Island Bay. Check the facebook page in the morning of the event to double check. 

When: Saturday 1 February 10 AM – 2:30 PM 

Details: Come and get your snorkel on at the Taputeranga Marine Reserve! Mountains to Sea Wellington snorkel guides will help you explore the spectacular underwater world of the south coast, and learn about the amazing creatures that live in the reserve. New snorkelers are encouraged (but you must be able to swim). Wetsuits, snorkels, flippers and safety gear are provided. Please note the minimum age is 8 years, and children below 16 must be accompanied by a snorkelling adult.

You don’t need to book, just turn up and register for the next available snorkel tour. What to bring: Togs, towel, sunhat, camera, warm clothes. We look forward to seeing you there! If you register to attend on the Facebook event, you’ll receive important information and updates, including a confirmation of the location. If the weather isn’t great on the day, we’ll postpone the event to the 15th of February. This is a Free event is brought to you by Greater Wellington Regional Council and Mountains to Sea Wellington. View this event on Eventfinda for more information 

If you are a keen and experienced snorkeler and would like to help the Mountains to Sea Wellington team with this community event please contact volunteer@mtsw.org.nz. Volunteers are needed for this and a number of other community and school programmes over the summer.  

 

What: Ghost Fishing New Zealand – Annual Harbour Cleanup

Where: Wellington Waterfront; Taranaki Wharf, between Frank Kitts Park & Whairepo Lagoon – look for the GFNZ signs.

When: 29 February 2020
9.00am – Registrations open,
10am – Briefing
10:30am – Divers in the water.
2.00pm ish clean-up and pack down.

Details: Join Ghost Fishing New Zealand at the biggest dive clean up in New Zealand – our Annual Harbour Clean Up!!  This will be an ocean and shore based clean up once again targeting rubbish in and around the Wellington foreshore specifically at and around Frank Kitts park. Scuba divers, free divers and shore crew all needed! Be prepared to get wet and dirty! • Scuba Divers who wish to participate must have a minimum of 50 logged and be comfortable working in low / zero visibility. • Scuba and Free Divers must provide their own gear and tanks. If you also have your own catch bag(s) or float boat for collecting rubbish, please bring this along and ensure they are named. • If you would like to join in the fun and participate as part of the shore crew, you will need to make sure you are wearing fully covered shoes and bring a pair of gardening gloves……. also be prepared to get down and dirty! • The fantastic team from the Island Bay Marine Education Centre will also be on site to show you the weird and wonderful creatures we find, and help to educate you more on what we do!

Shore Crew are needed to: 1) Supporting the divers, monitoring positions, and ensuring the safety of the other shore crew members; 2) Picking up rubbish from the shore and surrounding area; 3) Collecting rubbish from the divers and delivering this to the decritter station; 4) Decrittering; 5) Recording rubbish collected; 6) Clean up and pack down; 7) Other tasks as needed.

PLEASE NOTE: • This is a free family friendly event, but children must be supervised at all times by an adult. • Closed toe footwear must be worn for safety. • Please bring your own hand protection (gardening gloves or similar). • Don’t forget your own water bottle and bring sunscreen if it’s a warm day. • Dress for the weather (warm clothes and jackets) – we go ahead rain or shine. • There will also be plenty of work for non-divers to get involved. • If this event is cancelled due to weather, notification will be given on the Facebook page, the day before. Check out this great poster too: GFNZ 2020 ANNUAL HARBOUR 3

 

What: Whitireia Community Snorkelling Day

Where: Kaitawa Point, Whitireia Park, Porirua 

When: Saturday February 29 10 AM- 2:30 PM

Details: Come and get your snorkel on at Whitireia Park! Our guides will help you explore this spectacular underwater world and learn about the amazing creatures living in the coastal waters close to Porirua. Local seaweed experts will be joining us on dry land to share their knowledge of our important underwater gardens. New snorkelers are encouraged (must be able to swim). Wetsuits, snorkels, flippers and safety gear are provided. Please note the minimum age is 8 years, and children below 16 must be accompanied by a snorkelling adult.  

You don’t need to book just turn up and register for the next available snorkel tour. If you register to attend on the Facebook event, you’ll receive important information and updates. Otherwise you’ll need to check out the Greater Wellington Regional Council and Mountains to Sea Facebook event page on the morning of the event to find out. What to bring: Togs, towel, sunhat, camera, warm clothes.

How to get there: NO car parking at the snorkel site – the road there is narrow and can be dangerous when there’s a lot of traffic. You will NOT be able to drive your car to the snorkelling site.  But there are free transport options available. Buses: Titahi Bay bus stop in front of 2 Richard Street – free buses will leave every 30 minutes from 9.30am-1.00pm OR Porirua Train Station bus stop – free buses will leave every hour from 10.00am-1.00pm. You can also park your car in Whitireia Park at the top car park near the junction of Whitireia Road and Transmitter Street and catch one of the buses as it goes past.  

Cycling: You can cycle to the site around the beautiful coastal track. Starting at Titahi Bay Boat Club, it’s 5km to the snorkel site.  

This Free event is brought to you by Greater Wellington Regional Council and Mountains to Sea Wellington. You can also find the details on Eventfinda.

If you are a keen and experienced snorkeller and would like to help the Mountains to Sea Wellington team with this community event please contact volunteer@mtsw.org.nz. Volunteers are needed for this and a number of other community and school programmes over the summer.

 

What: Whitireia Community Snorkelling Day 2

Where: Kaitawa Point, Whitireia Park, Porirua 

When: Saturday 7 March 10 AM- 2:30 PM

Details: Come and get your snorkel on at Whitireia Park! Our guides will help you explore this spectacular underwater world and learn about the amazing creatures living in the coastal waters close to Porirua. Local seaweed experts will be joining us on dry land to share their knowledge of our important underwater gardens. New snorkelers are encouraged (must be able to swim). Wetsuits, snorkels, flippers and safety gear are provided. Please note the minimum age is 8 years, and children below 16 must be accompanied by a snorkelling adult.  

You don’t need to book just turn up and register for the next available snorkel tour. If you register to attend on the Facebook event, you’ll receive important information and updates. Otherwise you’ll need to check out the Greater Wellington Regional Council and Mountains to Sea Facebook event page on the morning of the event to find out. What to bring: Togs, towel, sunhat, camera, warm clothes.

How to get there: NO car parking at the snorkel site – the road there is narrow and can be dangerous when there’s a lot of traffic. You will NOT be able to drive your car to the snorkelling site.  But there are free transport options available. Buses: Titahi Bay bus stop in front of 2 Richard Street – free buses will leave every 30 minutes from 9.30am-1.00pm OR Porirua Train Station bus stop – free buses will leave every hour from 10.00am-1.00pm. You can also park your car in Whitireia Park at the top car park near the junction of Whitireia Road and Transmitter Street and catch one of the buses as it goes past.  

Cycling: You can cycle to the site around the beautiful coastal track. Starting at Titahi Bay Boat Club, it’s 5km to the snorkel site.  

This Free event is brought to you by Greater Wellington Regional Council and Mountains to Sea Wellington. You can also find the details on Eventfinda.

If you are a keen and experienced snorkeller and would like to help the Mountains to Sea Wellington team with this community event please contact volunteer@mtsw.org.nz. Volunteers are needed for this and a number of other community and school programmes over the summer.

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