Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Kelly Tarlton’s finishes year with prestigious award

Sea Life Kelly Tarlton’s Auckland finishes year with prestigious award

Auckland, Friday 22 December 2017: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Sea Life Kelly Tarlton’s Auckland, with the iconic New Zealand attraction receiving a ‘Gold Sustainable Tourism Award’ in the national Qualmark awards.

The Qualmark awards independently recognises New Zealand businesses which deliver high-quality, sustainable, consumer-centric experiences. The national certification identifies leaders in the tourism industry who are significantly contributing to ensuring the New Zealand tourism industry continues to shine as a world class, sustainable visitor destination.

Sea Life Kelly Tarlton’s was evaluated on four key areas, Health & Safety, Environment, Social/People and Economic. The popular aquarium received commendations on its strong people management, care and development initiatives; its corporate commitment to carbon output measurements whilst adhering to the original conservation and education principles of its founder, Kelly Tarlton. The attraction’s rigorous commitment to Health & Safety standards and continuous performance monitoring was also highly regarded.

Sea Life Kelly Tarlton’s General Manager, Daniel Henderson said it is a privilege to finish the year on such a positive note, commenting: “For over 30 years, Sea Life Kelly Tarlton’s has been an iconic and popular tourist attraction with international and domestic visitors alike,

“Behind-the-scenes, we have an excellent team of talented operators who work tirelessly to deliver world class experiences for our guests and contribute to the broader Kiwi community through dedicated animal and marine conservation efforts. It is incredibly rewarding to be recognised for our sustainable business efforts as well as the education-focused experiences we offer, such as the brand-new Turtle Rescue zone,” said Mr Henderson.

Earlier this month, Sea Life Kelly Tarlton’s launched Turtle Rescue, New Zealand’s only interactive turtle rehabilitation experience.

Of the seven marine turtle species, five are found in New Zealand waters and all of them are either endangered or critically endangered. Experiences like Turtle Rescue help educate the broader public on how their behaviour in and around the water can impact local marine life.

Turtle Rescue also aims to educate Kiwis on the important story around what type of turtles inhabit our coastlines, why and how they got here and where the turtles go once they are released.

Open throughout the school holidays, Sea Life Kelly Tarlton’s Auckland is situated a short drive from the Auckland CBD and promises interactive fun for the whole family.

For more information about Sea Life Kelly Tarlton’s Auckland, please visit: https://www.kellytarltons.co.nz

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Simon Bridges: National Leak Inquiry Points To Jami-Lee Ross

John Billington QC has independently assessed the investigation report. It is his opinion that on the balance of probabilities the evidence establishes that Jami-Lee Ross was the person who leaked the expenses and the sender of the text message.

I accept both the investigation report and the opinion of Mr Billington.

Earlier today I visited Jami-Lee Ross with Paula Bennett and explained to him the report and the opinion of Mr Billington and gave him an opportunity to respond. I was not satisfied with his explanation. More>>


New Hager Investigation: War Crimes, Sexual Assaults And Coverups In Armed Forces

A string of current and ex-New Zealand Defence Force staff have contacted Hager since the book he co-authored with Jon Stephenson – Hit & Run – was published in March 2017... More>>


Israel's Anti-Boycott Law: NZ Activists Fined Over Lorde Cancellation Raise $12k For Charity

New Zealand activists being fined in Israel for urging pop singer Lorde to cancel her concert have raised more than $12,000 for a Palestinian charity. More>>


NZEI: Teacher Shortage Plan Falls Short

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed the Government's announcement of new initiatives to address the growing teacher shortage, but says teaching must become a sustainable career choice if there is to be a long-term solution… More>>


New Study: Women’s Refuge Examines Reproductive Coercion In NZ

While some research on reproductive coercion has been undertaken in other countries, like the United States, to date there has not been a comprehensive study of reproductive coercion in New Zealand – making this study a first of its kind. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Govt’s Feeble Response To Loan Sharks

The coalition government’s attempts to minimise the harm done by loan sharks comes nearly 12 years after a major report in 2007 had identified how fringe lenders were aggressively targeting low-income Pacific Island and Maori communities. As that study had found, only 43% of those accessing loan sharks were, at the time, in paid employment. More>>


Sewer Drug Tests: Wastewater Testing To Roll Out Nationally

Testing will be rolled out to 38 sites across the 12 Police districts this month and will capture 80% of New Zealand’s population. Police Commissioner Mike Bush says wastewater testing is crucial to Police’s understanding of drug consumption in our communities. More>>


Four Stood Down: Two Probes Into Police Trainees Are Criminal Investigations

Two of the four investigations into trainee police over claims of misconduct are criminal investigations, the Police College training manager says. More>>


Earthquake Claims: One Stop Shop Launched

The Greater Christchurch Claims Resolution Service... will provide independent case management to bring together fast tracked claims handling, specialist engineering support, psychosocial support, and legal expertise to help resolve claims. More>>





InfoPages News Channels