Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Time to get hooked on seaweek!

28 February 2014

Time to get hooked on seaweek!

Auckland Council is getting on board and supporting seaweek with an event at Silo Park this Sunday, the launch of a survey on the Hauraki Gulf and a social media campaign. The week runs from 1 to 9 March.

“Our ocean environment has been an important part of Auckland’s heritage and identity for generations. It supports us in countless ways, so take some time out to understand how our everyday choices may impact on our seas,” says Gael Ogilvie, manager, Auckland Council Environmental Services.

Mels Barton, national seaweek coordinator for the New Zealand Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE) says: “It’s important for Aucklanders to connect with their marine environment and seaweek provides us with a perfect opportunity to reflect on our oceans and reconnect with them.”

If you’re looking to get involved, the Seaweek Activity Hub is on Sunday 2 March from 10am – 2pm at Silo Park. The hub focuses on our marine taonga, or treasure, with fun activities such as storytelling, arts and crafts, an epic ocean education space and a penguin parade with Pippy the penguin.

The theme this year is “Our fragile, finite taonga – be alert to the fragility of the marine environment and its treasures. Kia mataara! Tiakina te au o te moana, he kōpīpī tōna“.

Aucklanders are also being asked how they use and what they treasure about the Hauraki Gulf in a survey to go live on Monday 3rd March at www.seachange.org.nz/survey

The survey has been developed and run by AUT University with the intention of feeding into the SeaChange programme – Tai Timu Tai Pari, a two year partnership project by Auckland Council, the Department of Conservation, mana whenua, Waikato Regional Council, the Hauraki Gulf Forum and the Ministry for Primary Industries to develop a new spatial plan for the Hauraki Gulf.

Take some time to connect to the marine environment around you and tell us about it using the official #seaweek2014 tag across social media. To find out more about local seaweek activities near you visit www.seaweek.org.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Sheep: Shearing Record Smashed In Hawke’s Bay

Three shearers gathered from around New Zealand have smashed a World record by 264 sheep despite the heat, the pumiced sheep of inland Hawke’s Bay and a year’s wool weighing an average of over 3.5kg a sheep. More>>

ALSO:

Carrie Fisher: Hollywood In-Breeding & The Velocity Of Being - Binoy Kampmark

There was always going to be a good deal of thick drama around Carrie Fisher, by her own confession, a product of Hollywood in-breeding. Her parents, Debbie Reynolds and the crooner Eddie Fisher, provided ample material for the gossip columns in a marriage breakup after Eddie sped away with Elizabeth Taylor. More>>

  • Image: Tracey Nearmy / EPA
  • Gordon Campbell: On The Best Albums Of 2016

    OK, I’m not even going to try and rationalise this surrender to a ‘best of’ listicle. Still…maybe there is an argument for making some semblance of narrative order out of a year that brought us Trump, Brexit and the deaths of Prince, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Alan Vega, who I missed just as much as the Big Three. So without further ado….oh, but first a word from the sponsor More>>

    Emojis: World’s First Māori Emoji App Launched

    It’s here - the world’s first Māori emoji app Emotiki has landed just in time for summer roadtrips and santa stockings, with 200 Māori and Kiwi cultural icons for people to share their kiwiana moments with each other and the world. More>>

    ALSO:

    Howard Davis: Album Of The Year - Van Morrison's 'Keep Me Singing'

    2016 was a grand year for Van The Man - The Belfast Cowboy turned 71, received a knighthood, and reissued an expanded set of soul-fired live recordings from 1973 ('It's Too Late to Stop Now'). In the game for 53 years now, Morrison's albums consistently open new windows into the heart and soul of one of the most enigmatic figures in modern music. More>>

    Review: The NZSO Performs Handel's Messiah

    Max Rashbrooke: Saturday night's performance took the piece back to something like the way it would have originally been performed when premiered in 1742, with an orchestra of 20-30 players and only a few more singers. More>>

    Culture: Rare Hundertwasser Conservation Posters Found After 40 Years

    When Jan and Arnold Heine put a roll of conservation posters into storage in 1974 they had no idea that 42 years later they would be collectors items. More>>

    Get More From Scoop

     
     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
    Culture
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news