SeaWeek Events, Ahipara and Taipa

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NZAEE Seaweek 2010

Fish for the Future!

March 7-14, 2010

Seaweek is an annual event run by the NZ Association for Environmental Education that allows New Zealanders to come together and celebrate the sea. It provides a wide range of opportunities for people to learn about our fantastic marine environment and share their experiences of the sea.

Seaweek is about exciting and inspiring all New Zealanders to renew their connection with the sea. It’s not just for children or those involved with formal education – it’s a time for all of us to get to know our ocean, its habits, characteristics and inhabitants.

A series of themes has been developed for Seaweek over the next five years, starting with 2010 – Fish for the Future!

The following events in the Far North will focus on how we can look after our coastal taonga and marine environment to ensure that our grandchildren will also enjoy the abundance of the sea. At these family events at Ahipara and Taipa  you will be able to find information about a range of local groups and agencies who are involved in caring for the coastal and marine environment and discover how you can be involved.

Also at the beach will be a selection of beach and water sports operators ready to demonstrate a range of activities to get you out there and active without the need for a motorized vehicle! So come along and have a go!

SeaWeek Sunday at Ahipara

Sunday March 7, Midday to 4pm

Kororoa Park.

 

Midday: Karakia and talk about the history of Ahipara, manamoana, caring for the coast, the rahui and kaitiakitanga: Rueben Porter and Kaumatua.

  • Surfing demonstrations and surf life-saving.
  • Kite-surfing with Les
  • Beach Volleyball 
  • Blow-karts 
  • Water Cowboys Stand-up Paddle Board 
  • Traditional storytelling with Waikarere Gregory – 2.30 to 3.30 
  • Beach games and prizes for the children – bring a kite and win prizes for the highest flyer, most colourful, best home-made!
  • Information displays on coastal and marine care: NRC, DoC, MinFish, Far North Environment Centre, and the Kaitiaki of Ahipara.

SeaWeek Sunday at Taipa

Sunday March 14, Midday to 4pm

By the Sailing Club, Taipa river mouth. 

  • Information displays on coastal and marine care: NRC, DoC, MinFish, Far North Environment Centre, Taipa Beachcare
  • Traditional storytelling with Waikarere Gregory – 2.30 to 3.30
  • Hangloose Windsurfing
  • Water Cowboys Stand-up Paddle Board 
  • Kiwa Kayaking 
  • Airzone Kitesurfing
  • Beach games and prizes for the children – bring a kite and win prizes for the highest flyer, most colourful, best home-made! 
  • Ki-O-Rahi traditional games for all ages.

For more info go to http://www.seaweek.org.nz/

For local events and updates go to http://www.ecocentre.co.nz/whatson/

or contact soozee@ecocentre.co.nz


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8 years, 1 month ago
We owned largest hands factories in Europe.Now the tourists do not have to go abroad doors and will be able to see the live production of these handicrafts.The artisans will showcase the first cut, hand-sewn.To the final polishing of the complete production process.

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