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Seaweek in Akaroa

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Saturday, March 3, 2018 to Sunday, March 11, 2018
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NZAEE Seaweek 2018 will take place from 3-11 March. It will be Seaweek’s 27th anniversary. The theme will be “Toiora te Moana - Toiora te Tangata - Healthy Seas, Healthy People”. For Seaweek in Akaroa there are a number of great events planned. 

Event Date:

Event date: 
Saturday, March 3, 2018 to Sunday, March 11, 2018

LocationAkaroa

Emailadp@akaroa.com

Phone03 304 7816

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Sponsors

Christchurch City Council

Akaroa District Promotions

DOC

 

Akaroa Seaweek 2018
3rd – 11th March

Akaroa District Promotions & The Department of Conservation Art Competition
Marine mammals and marine reserves are something very special we have in and around Banks Peninsula.
Draw your best marine picture including other interesting sea themes, and be in with the chance to win!

First Prize – A harbour cruise with DOC Rangers, followed by a Fish & Chip meal from Akaroa Fish & Chips
Second Prizes from The Little River Gallery- Quality coloured pencils, One adult’s colouring book, Three children’s books
(1st & 2nd prizes will be awarded in each age category)

Entries close 4.00pm, Friday 23rd February 2018. 

Submit entries to:
• Akaroa Dolphins, 65 Beach Road, Akaroa
• Little River Craft Station
• Posted (no folds) to P.O. Box 166, Akaroa 7542

Ministry of Primary Industries trailer
Saturday 3rd & 10th March approximately 10am

Fishing rules change regularly, and to help with keeping up to date, the
Ministry of Primary Industry Recreational Fishing Info Trailer will be
located on the Beach Road waterfront, giving out information
on the legal rules and requirements to follow for recreational fishing.

Hector's dolphin research at Banks Peninsula: New discoveries and future directions
Sunday 4th March
5.30pm

Akaroa Boat Shed
113 Beach Road
Akaroa

It may be routine to see Hector’s in Akaroa Harbour, but this is only because we’re lucky enough to live near a dolphin hotspot! Hector’s are one of the most endangered species of dolphin and are only found along New Zealand’s coast. Researchers from the New Zealand Whale and Dolphin Trust and University of Otago have studied the dolphins here since the 1980s.  Hear from three PhD students, who are contributing to the long-term project, on some of their most recent findings and what they’ll be investigating next.
Tom Brough: Hotspots for Hector's: “The where, when and why of important habitat for Hector’s dolphins at Banks Peninsula"
Lindsay Wickman: "Scars that tell stories: what we can learn from dolphins' unique marks"

Maria Jesus Valdes: "Aquaculture & dolphins: an ecosystem perspective". 
FREE EVENT. 

A Tale of Two Worsleys:  Two adventurers, a century apart.
Tuesday 6th March
6.30pm

The Gaiety
105 Rue Jolie

New Zealanders are renowned for their desire to explore the world and are great at it.  A hero to Akaroa is Frank Worsley, who captained the Endurance during Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition.  However, he is best remembered for navigating the expedition party to safety after the Endurance was crushed by ice floes in the Weddell Sea.

Join this wonderful talk on Worsley's life and achievements; celestial navigational techniques; new adventurers who retraced Worsley's footsteps; and a family legacy that has continued into modern times.

Gold coin donation with a light supper provided. 

Frank Worsley Exhibition at the Akaroa Museum
Akaroa Museum
71 Rue Lavaud

‘Salute to Adventure’, the Worsley exhibition at Akaroa Museum has been refreshed and will be open again in time for Seaweek.  Frank Worsley was born in Akaroa and was one of the finest sailors, navigators, and Antarctic explorers of his time.   Step into his world and discover where his thirst for adventure led him.

Visit the exhibition daily 10.30am - 4.30pm. 
FREE ENTRANCE. 

Screening of ‘A Plastic Ocean’ movie followed by a Q&A session
Thursday 8th March 2018 
Akaroa Cinema

In the centre of the Pacific Ocean gyre researchers found more plastic than plankton. A Plastic Ocean documents the newest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood’s fatty tissues, and eventually consumed by us.

Come along to the screening of "A Plastic Ocean" film followed by Q&As with Maria Jesus Valdes (Department of Marine Science, University of Otago)

Time: Film start time 5.30pm (1hr 42 minutes), followed by a short session about the topic
Location: Akaroa Cinema
4 Selwyn Avenue
Akaroa
Price: $20

- Thanks to the sponsorship of the Akaroa Marine Protection Society, each movie goer will receive a free Akaroa jute bag
- Spot prizes throughout the night
Number of seats: Only 36 seats are available, so places are limited!
Bookings: By calling 03 304 8898 or at the Cinema. 

Pohatu Penguins Sea-Kayaking Safaris
Saturday 10th March

Guided Kayak of Pohatu Marine Reserve, a spectacular area with towering sea cliffs, sea caves and fantastic wildlife, marine birds, Seal colony, & potentially hectors dolphins.
Three departure times: 8.00am, 11.30am & 3.00pm
3.5 hours including the scenic 4WD mini bus ride over to Pohatu Bay.
Experience is not necessary. $95 pp.
50% of the proceeds from each trip will go to the Yellow-eyed penguin trust.
Tours will depart from Pohatu’s booking office in Akaroa.
To book contact Pohatu on 03 304 8542 or 021 246 9556.

Akaroa Dolphins Free Family Educational Cruise
Sunday 11th March 2018
3.15pm

Take your family on a very special cruise for free with Akaroa Dolphins.  Explore the dramatic volcanic formations, learn about the marine reserve, and meet the wonderful wildlife, including the playful and unique Hector’s dolphin.
The cruise is for families with children under 16 years, and a maximum 2 children per 1 adult are eligible to join.
Limited spaces available. 
Booking can be made by calling 03 304 7866 or email cruise@akaroadolphins.co.nz

Black Cat Cruise Seaweek Special

50% off their 3.40pm Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise every day during Seaweek, when booking direct by phone on 0800 4 DOLPHINS or in store. Adult price at 50% off $39.50, child price at 50% off $16.00.

More information on www.seaweek.org.nz

Many events will be scheduled around the country during Seaweek 2017, including bird watching, clean-ups, adventure races, films, lectures and guided snorkeling trips. If you are interested in organising an event contact the Seaweek Regional Coordinator for your area to discuss how they can support you. Their contact details are available on the Seaweek website.

Background Note
Seaweek takes place in March with events and competitions happening throughout January, February and March across the whole country.
Seaweek www.seaweek.org.nz is an annual, national celebration of the sea coordinated by the New Zealand Association for Environmental Education www.nzaee.org.nz. It provides special opportunities to experience the beauty and mysteries of, and learn more about, the diversity and significance of our marine environment. Seaweek is the only nationwide event dedicated to learning from the sea and developing a better understanding of what sustainability might mean in the marine world. Seaweek is the NZAEE’s flagship event and has been run annually for 26 years.

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NZAEE Seaweek 2018 will take place from 3-11 March. It will be Seaweek’s 27th anniversary. The theme will be “Toiora te Moana - Toiora te Tangata - Healthy Seas, Healthy People”. For Seaweek in Akaroa there are a number of great events planned. 

Sponsors: 

Christchurch City Council

Akaroa District Promotions

DOC

 

Phone: 
03 304 7816
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Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 00:00 to Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 00:00
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Akaroa Seaweek 2018
3rd – 11th March

Akaroa District Promotions & The Department of Conservation Art Competition
Marine mammals and marine reserves are something very special we have in and around Banks Peninsula.
Draw your best marine picture including other interesting sea themes, and be in with the chance to win!

First Prize – A harbour cruise with DOC Rangers, followed by a Fish & Chip meal from Akaroa Fish & Chips
Second Prizes from The Little River Gallery- Quality coloured pencils, One adult’s colouring book, Three children’s books
(1st & 2nd prizes will be awarded in each age category)

Entries close 4.00pm, Friday 23rd February 2018. 

Submit entries to:
• Akaroa Dolphins, 65 Beach Road, Akaroa
• Little River Craft Station
• Posted (no folds) to P.O. Box 166, Akaroa 7542

Ministry of Primary Industries trailer
Saturday 3rd & 10th March approximately 10am

Fishing rules change regularly, and to help with keeping up to date, the
Ministry of Primary Industry Recreational Fishing Info Trailer will be
located on the Beach Road waterfront, giving out information
on the legal rules and requirements to follow for recreational fishing.

Hector's dolphin research at Banks Peninsula: New discoveries and future directions
Sunday 4th March
5.30pm

Akaroa Boat Shed
113 Beach Road
Akaroa

It may be routine to see Hector’s in Akaroa Harbour, but this is only because we’re lucky enough to live near a dolphin hotspot! Hector’s are one of the most endangered species of dolphin and are only found along New Zealand’s coast. Researchers from the New Zealand Whale and Dolphin Trust and University of Otago have studied the dolphins here since the 1980s.  Hear from three PhD students, who are contributing to the long-term project, on some of their most recent findings and what they’ll be investigating next.
Tom Brough: Hotspots for Hector's: “The where, when and why of important habitat for Hector’s dolphins at Banks Peninsula"
Lindsay Wickman: "Scars that tell stories: what we can learn from dolphins' unique marks"

Maria Jesus Valdes: "Aquaculture & dolphins: an ecosystem perspective". 
FREE EVENT. 

A Tale of Two Worsleys:  Two adventurers, a century apart.
Tuesday 6th March
6.30pm

The Gaiety
105 Rue Jolie

New Zealanders are renowned for their desire to explore the world and are great at it.  A hero to Akaroa is Frank Worsley, who captained the Endurance during Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition.  However, he is best remembered for navigating the expedition party to safety after the Endurance was crushed by ice floes in the Weddell Sea.

Join this wonderful talk on Worsley's life and achievements; celestial navigational techniques; new adventurers who retraced Worsley's footsteps; and a family legacy that has continued into modern times.

Gold coin donation with a light supper provided. 

Frank Worsley Exhibition at the Akaroa Museum
Akaroa Museum
71 Rue Lavaud

‘Salute to Adventure’, the Worsley exhibition at Akaroa Museum has been refreshed and will be open again in time for Seaweek.  Frank Worsley was born in Akaroa and was one of the finest sailors, navigators, and Antarctic explorers of his time.   Step into his world and discover where his thirst for adventure led him.

Visit the exhibition daily 10.30am - 4.30pm. 
FREE ENTRANCE. 

Screening of ‘A Plastic Ocean’ movie followed by a Q&A session
Thursday 8th March 2018 
Akaroa Cinema

In the centre of the Pacific Ocean gyre researchers found more plastic than plankton. A Plastic Ocean documents the newest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood’s fatty tissues, and eventually consumed by us.

Come along to the screening of "A Plastic Ocean" film followed by Q&As with Maria Jesus Valdes (Department of Marine Science, University of Otago)

Time: Film start time 5.30pm (1hr 42 minutes), followed by a short session about the topic
Location: Akaroa Cinema
4 Selwyn Avenue
Akaroa
Price: $20

- Thanks to the sponsorship of the Akaroa Marine Protection Society, each movie goer will receive a free Akaroa jute bag
- Spot prizes throughout the night
Number of seats: Only 36 seats are available, so places are limited!
Bookings: By calling 03 304 8898 or at the Cinema. 

Pohatu Penguins Sea-Kayaking Safaris
Saturday 10th March

Guided Kayak of Pohatu Marine Reserve, a spectacular area with towering sea cliffs, sea caves and fantastic wildlife, marine birds, Seal colony, & potentially hectors dolphins.
Three departure times: 8.00am, 11.30am & 3.00pm
3.5 hours including the scenic 4WD mini bus ride over to Pohatu Bay.
Experience is not necessary. $95 pp.
50% of the proceeds from each trip will go to the Yellow-eyed penguin trust.
Tours will depart from Pohatu’s booking office in Akaroa.
To book contact Pohatu on 03 304 8542 or 021 246 9556.

Akaroa Dolphins Free Family Educational Cruise
Sunday 11th March 2018
3.15pm

Take your family on a very special cruise for free with Akaroa Dolphins.  Explore the dramatic volcanic formations, learn about the marine reserve, and meet the wonderful wildlife, including the playful and unique Hector’s dolphin.
The cruise is for families with children under 16 years, and a maximum 2 children per 1 adult are eligible to join.
Limited spaces available. 
Booking can be made by calling 03 304 7866 or email cruise@akaroadolphins.co.nz

Black Cat Cruise Seaweek Special

50% off their 3.40pm Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruise every day during Seaweek, when booking direct by phone on 0800 4 DOLPHINS or in store. Adult price at 50% off $39.50, child price at 50% off $16.00.

More information on www.seaweek.org.nz

Many events will be scheduled around the country during Seaweek 2017, including bird watching, clean-ups, adventure races, films, lectures and guided snorkeling trips. If you are interested in organising an event contact the Seaweek Regional Coordinator for your area to discuss how they can support you. Their contact details are available on the Seaweek website.

Background Note
Seaweek takes place in March with events and competitions happening throughout January, February and March across the whole country.
Seaweek www.seaweek.org.nz is an annual, national celebration of the sea coordinated by the New Zealand Association for Environmental Education www.nzaee.org.nz. It provides special opportunities to experience the beauty and mysteries of, and learn more about, the diversity and significance of our marine environment. Seaweek is the only nationwide event dedicated to learning from the sea and developing a better understanding of what sustainability might mean in the marine world. Seaweek is the NZAEE’s flagship event and has been run annually for 26 years.