Seaweek Support Your Local Events

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Northland events

photo of Experiencing Reserves snorkellers by Roger Grace

Find out more about what's happening in Seaweek and win fantastic prizes by listening to MORE FM from 28 February - 4 March.

Pepi Patch Inc in association with Utea Park present the annual…
HUKATERE FAMILY CHALLENGE

Saturday 26th February 2011

Fish: 5km radius of Hukatere, 7am-4pm, weigh in from 3–4pm

Design: A sand sculpture, 7am-2pm, judging at 2pm

Race: Up Utea Pa, 5pm

Prizes: $500 Heaviest Snapper, $200 Heaviest Kahawai, mystery prize  for Mystery Weight Snapper, $100 Best Sand Sculpture, $100 Fastest Runner

And loads more for all the family!

Registrations now available from: Rogers Motors (Kaitaia) or Utea Park Clubhouse, Hukatere Rd, Phone: (09) 9467998, Email: utea@xtra.co.nz This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Facebook: Utea Park

Download the flyer here.

THE END OF THE LINE -  TEACHER WORKSHOPS/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Offering around Northland - promotion during Seaweek (26 Feb-6 March) for delivery to teachers after March 6.

Professional development and new teaching opportunity for teachers and schools interested in marine education.
New teaching resources and material based around the popular End of the Line movie released in NZ during Seaweek 2010.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Julie Holt direct.  Dates, times and locations will be confirmed.

Contact person: Julie Holt email: julie.holt@xtra.co.nz This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it phone: 09 4594949 or 027459091

Cost: To be advised/confirmed, depending on numbers and location.

Water Whisperers Tangaroa film screenings

Kerikeri Cathay Cinema
Wed 16th February 6.00pm

Read more about the film here.

 

Sunday 27 February 2011

Fancy a road trip? Come and explore the wonders of the marine reserve at Goat Island for Seaweek's Community Snorkel Day on February 27. Free guided snorkeling session for all the family!

 

Ngunguru School Watersports Day

Ngunguru School, Te Maika Rd, Ngunguru, Tutukaka Coast

4 March 2011
During school hours

The hugely popular annual summer (Seaweek!) watersports day for Ngunguru school students and their families.

A wide range of activities are on offer, including water safety and education.
The school is in an idyllic location on the edge of the landmark Ngunguru estuary. Contact the school office for information.

Contact: Ngunguru School office 09 4343805

Whangarei  Primary Schools Seaweek

Thursday 3 March 2011, 8.45am - 2pm

One Tree Point School, Whangarei

One full day of fun with events, challenges, activities and workshops for children from 16 schools throughout the Whangarei District.

Numbers limited and booking is required. Children need to bring a packed lunch, sun hat etc.

Cost: Free

Admission by prior arrangement only.  Casual visitors cannot be accommodated.

Contact person: Pippa Lawlor 09 438 9630 email: education@kiwinorth.co.nz This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

'Our Oceans in focus: A photographic insight into the marine world’ with Dr Roger Grace

Monday 28 February 2011, 6.00pm

Copthorne Hotel, Waitangi

and

Thursday 3 March 2011, 6.30pm

Northern Wairoa Boating Club, Totara Street, Dargaville

Dr Roger Grace is a well-known marine biologist and professional photographer, and has been an active campaigner for marine conservation, both in New Zealand and internationally.  He has played a role in many of New Zealand's marine reserve campaigns and is a frequent contributor of articles on marine conservation to popular marine magazines.
Dr Grace is currently involved as a supporter and biologist for the Great Barrier, Tiritiri and Mimiwhangata marine conservation projects. One of his most recent missions was working as a photographer on the Greenpeace vessel 'Rainbow Warrior'.
Roger is also a Trustee of the Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust, the organisation that created Marine NZ. Roger received the Queen's Service Medal for public service in 2005.

Come and join Dr Grace as he takes you on a photographic journey of his adventures over the past 20 years.

Cost: Free

Contact person: Karen Joyce-Paki kdjoyce@doc.govt.nz This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

and

16th March 2011, 7.30pm – 9pm

Oceans Resort Tutukaka

A once in a lifetime opportunity to view images by international Greenpeace marine photographer and renowned marine biologist, Dr Roger Grace.  The show includes photographs and insights from major international campaigns including Antarctica, set-netting, and a selection of ‘weird and wonderful’ marine life, gathered over a 20 year span.

Cost: Free

The bar and restaurant at Oceans Resort will be open.

and

17th March 2011, 12pm – 12.45pm

Old Library Building, Rust Avenue, Whangarei.

A once in a lifetime opportunity to view images by international Greenpeace marine photographer and renowned marine biologist, Dr Roger Grace.  The show includes photographs and insights from major international campaigns including Antarctica, set-netting, and a selection of ‘weird and wonderful’ marine life, gathered over a 20 year span.

Cost: Free, bring your lunch

Contact person: Amy Macdonald email: amacdonald@doc.govt.nz This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

NZAEE Seaweek will feature  as part of Children's Day in Northland

March 6th 2011

Free bags and Seaweek goodies for all participants!
Contact: Liz Inch at Liz.Inch001@msd.govt.nz This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 09 9839119 for more information.

 

 

Our Oceans in Focus – a photographic insight into the marine world of Greenpeace activist Dr Roger Grace.

THE EXHIBITION

KAITAIA - 10th March 2011, 10am - 3pm

Toka Tumoana Building, Matthews Ave Kaitaia (opposite RD1).

A once in a lifetime opportunity to view a sample of marine images from Dr Grace’s 20 year career photographing high profile international marine campaigns  including anti-whaling and Antarctica.
“Visually stunning & thought-provoking images.”

Bonus feature.  A rare chance to see historical Far North marine images from local photographic archivist Don Hammond’s private collection and the Kaitaia Museum.

Cost: Gold coin donation towards Far North Whale Rescue.

At 6.30pm the exhibition will be followed by an evening show of images and personal insights by Dr Grace.

There will also be a presentation by the Takutaimoana Komiti on the current rahui at Tauroa Point.

Free prize draw courtesy of Far North Environment Centre and ITM Mangonui.

Contact person: Carolyn Smith 09 408 6190 email: csmith@doc.govt.nz This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

HOUHORA - 11th March

Houhora Gamefish club (bar and restaurant open).

The Exhibition will be open from 6.30 - 8pm.

Cost: Gold coin donation towards Far North Whale Rescue.

At 8pm the exhibition will be followed by an evening show of images and personal insights by Dr Grace.

Free prize draw courtesy of Far North Environment Centre and ITM Mangonui.

 

WHANGAROA - 12 March, 8-9pm

Whangaroa Gamefish Club

Cost: Gold coin donation towards Far North Whale Rescue.

Free prize draw courtesy of Far North Environment Centre and ITM Mangonui.

Restaurant and bar will be open.

Free Community Guided Snorkel Day at Reotahi to celebrate Seaweek

Sunday 12 March 2011, 10am - 3pm

Presented by Experiencing Marine Reserves
Supported by Department of Conservation

Experience the wonders of the Whangarei Harbour Marine Reserve.
Guided snorkels at the Whangarei Harbour marine reserve site at Reotahi, Reotahi Beach. Learn more about our marine reserve! You never know what you might spot…seahorse, pipefish, sponges, spotties, triplefins, nudibranch’s, eagle ray…

Just turn up and register on the day. Weather permitting – for cancellations go to www.emr.org.nz . Bring your own gear or get free hire for our masks, snorkels, fins and wetsuits. Recommended for everyone 5 years old plus. All children under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult observer. Bring sun block, togs, towel, picnic lunch and a drink. Experienced guides and advanced safety procedures will be in place on the day. Fun for the whole family!

Its FREE, but your donation is welcome!

Location: Reotahi Beach, Whangarei Heads, Whangarei, Northland

Directions: Reotahi Beach, after McLeods Bay follow Reotahi Rd, then Beach Rd to end to Reotahi carpark, opposite Motukaroro Island and Marsden Pt.

Contact person: Kim Jones
Email: info@emr.org.nz This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it phone (09) 434 0779 mobile: 027 243 4818
Website: www.emr.org.nz

 

 

Auckland University Underwater Club 50th Anniversary

Saturday 26th March 2011

Bay of Islands

Diving and dinner to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the club. Bookings essential.

Contact person: Sam Wilson training@akunidive.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

More information at: http://akunidive.com



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