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Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Conference on 27 August

Join the Hauraki Gulf Forum on Tuesday 27 August 2019 at Auckland’s War Memorial Museum / Tāmaki Paenga Hira to take forward the Hauraki Gulf Forum’s recently announced recommendations for the Marine Park:

● That at least 20% of the waters be protected; and
● That 1000sqkm of shellfish-beds and reefs be restored.

From late morning into the early evening, the Forum’s flagship public annual event will feature headline expert speakers, panel debates, facilitated breakout sessions, the annual Holdaway awards, and a genuine participatory process designed to bring forth the best ideas from all participants and ensure that all voices are heard. Download the programme.

Buy your tickets here:

Not For Profit seminars in Christchurch

Not For Profit Solutions runs seminars in Christchurch. These are free for NFP organisations, but others may be able to attend for koha. Lined up are the following ones:

Wednesday 14 August (morning): Introduction to Social Media for Community Organisations

Wednesday 14 August (afternoon): Increasing Engagement on your Organisation’s Page

Monday 2 September: Employment Law - a Complete Journey

For more information and to book, visit their website.

Planting Day at Castlecliff, Whanganui

Castlecliff Coast Care planting in 2018Castlecliff Coast Care planting in 2018Castlecliff Coast Care has many Community Planting Days during the winter. Here are the details of the next one:

Date: Sunday 25th August

Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm with lunch to follow

Meet at: Duncan Pavilion, Rangiora Street, Castlecliff, Whanganui

Additional information: We’ll be planting on the rear dunes. Dress for the weather and sturdy shoes are required. Bring gloves, a spade and newspaper too if you can.

Contact Graham 027 222 8378 for any queries

Whanganui's Castlecliff Coastcare in the news again.

Castlecliff Coast Care in Whanganui got rung by a local video reporter and asked about the dunes. Luckily a visit was planned by Aranui School the next week, which resulted in this little piece of news and a lovely little video about the good work Graham and Lyn Pearson do with school groups and other volunteers. Here it is.

Marine science public communication research - chance to participate

University of Auckland researchers are seeking participants for a survey in their science public communication study series. The survey, which is about communicating marine science, will take about 15 minutes and you may go into a draw to win a $100 gift voucher if you complete it. Organisation names are not asked for in the survey. They are simply interested to hear from a broad range of individuals from different sectors.

Click on this link to participate: Science communication Survey 2.

This survey’s end date has been extended to 15 September.

(The study is approved by The University of Auckland Human Participants Ethics Committee. Ref no. 022256).