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Annual Poor Knights Competition Trip

Celebrating World Oceans Day - Marine kaitiaki guardians from Kaitaia to Otago are rewarded with Poor Knights snorkel experience!

The annual EMR competition trip is organised by Experiencing Marine Reserves (EMR) and is made up of representative students from each school that that participates in the programme from Northland and Auckland, as well as representatives from eight regions where EMR is operating including Taranaki, Coromandel, Gisborne, Wellington,
Nelson and Otago.

Volunteer snorkel guides wanted!

thumb IMG 0230Kia ora - EMR is searching for new volunteers for the following role:

Water based snorkel guides - Volunteer guides will each take a small group of the public (maximum 6), assisting them to snorkel and identify the fish they see. The groups will keep close to the shore on the whole and sessions will last about 20 minutes. Volunteer guides will do 2 - 3 sessions then take a break. A kayak or vessel may support the groups and a full briefing will be held before the event. You will need to be an experienced snorkeler i.e. comfortable in the marine environment and have the ability to look after the group, plus a basic knowledge of what you're likely to see in the way of fish and other marine life. Able to follow instructions, fit and healthy and free from the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Kayak Day registrations open

Community Guided Kayak Day - Waikaraka (Whangarei)  registration information and forms can be found on the link below - please note that we have limited places left on thw 28th Feb tour

Mathesons Bay Relocated

Due to poor weather conditions we are relocating to the beautiful Whangateau Harbour. Registrations will be from 10am to 2pm to match the tide. Park beside the playground past the Whangateau Holiday Park.

2017 Wananga, register now

Early bird registrations will close on the 13th Feb for our Mountains to Sea Wānanga - Conference on Friday 21st April – Sunday 23rd April 2017
Omaha Marae, Leigh, Auckland

Theme “Citizen Science” for marine and freshwater conservation action and education"

Stories from the EMR diary

EMR coordinator see first-hand, the benefits of the EMR programme. The feedback is amazing but the most
rewarding part is seeing the looks on the faces of the students, whanau and even the teachers as they emerge from their marine reserve experiences. A real buzz is created, even though they are sometimes shivering, they can’t stop speaking about what they saw…this is Education for Sustainability in action!!

Seaweek

Dive into Seaweek 2016!!!
Saturday the 27th February marks the beginning of Seaweek 2016 with 25 events in Northland listed on the Seaweek website at seaweek.org.nz/events/northland, plus 14 competitions nationally. So dive into Seaweek, visit the website and check out the events near you!

EMR makes 3 News

IMG 0233We are very excited that TV3 news was able to join Reremoana Schools EMR programme with coordinator Lorna Hefford over the weekend - see the link below

 EMR on TV3 news!

A tribute to Bill Ballantine 1937-2015

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Without any doubt Bill's contribution to marine conservation is legendary stuff. I would argue that Bill sits in a class of his own in our short New Zealand history of marine conservation. Last year he released a paper reviewing 50 years of experience with marine reserves; the fact that it is 50 years of his own direct experience is testament to his commitment.

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