2019 World Whale Conference ‘Journeys that Inspire Change’

7 – 12th October 2019, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia. Hosted by Fraser Coast Tourism and Events and the World Cetacean Alliance https://www.worldwhaleconference.com/ We’re very excited to have been invited to be present at this conference next month! Glenn is speaking on Tuesday 8th under the title: Diving Deeper into our Relationship with Whales and their OceanContinue reading “2019 World Whale Conference ‘Journeys that Inspire Change’”

The Tutukaka Marina SeaBin

“Plastics, like diamonds, are forever! Every piece of plastic ever produced still exists.” The Tutukaka Marina SeaBin was officially launched on 29th April 2019 and has been busily collecting floating debris and surface fuel oil ever since. The bin is regularly emptied by volunteers who sort the debris, collate the results and send the dataContinue reading “The Tutukaka Marina SeaBin”

In Celebration of Sharks

NZAEE Seaweek – Kaupapa Moana 2019 Saturday 2nd to Sunday 10th March 2019. “Tiakina o Tatou Moana – Care for our Seas”. http://www.seaweek.org.nz/ Seaweek is New Zealand’s annual national week about the sea and is hosted by the NZ Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE). Focused on learning from the sea, it’s designed to inspire allContinue reading “In Celebration of Sharks”

Waitangi Day clean up

Wednesday 6th February is Waitangi Day here in New Zealand. I was once again fortunate enough to volunteer with Eco Solutions to help keep the Treaty Grounds rubbish free! There was much less rubbish this year due to the support of Waipapa Landscape Supplies who will be industrially composting the majority of the compostable food andContinue reading “Waitangi Day clean up”

Birth of an exquisite beauty.

Watch a monarch butterfly emerging from her chrysalis – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nfyq4EGbtzk&t=5s This exquisite monarch butterfly transformed herself from a caterpillar in just 2 weeks!! Silently she slid from her chrysalis, wings crumpled and folded. Her fat abdomen pumped fluid into her wings which imperceptibly unfolded and expanded. Feeling her way into the world as a transformedContinue reading “Birth of an exquisite beauty.”

Garden Jewellery – hanging by a gossamer thread.

The wisdom of Gaia emerges from billions of years of Life – we are a part of this Life, but our behaviour does not appear to reflect this reality! This post is one example of the beauty and complexity and that we are surrounded by and I feel it is a salient reminder to usContinue reading “Garden Jewellery – hanging by a gossamer thread.”

Hauora Moana Monitoring with Ngunguru School

In the last week of November we had our last in-water session with yr 6 at Ngunguru School. We feel privileged to have had this year group who have enthusiastically embraced the Hauora Moana monitoring of the Ngunguru Estuary outside their school. Again it was surprisingly warm and we got carried along by the incomingContinue reading “Hauora Moana Monitoring with Ngunguru School”