We’re very excited to announce the showing of our Hauora Moana monitoring work with Ngunguru Primary School on Clarke Gayford’s TV show – ‘Fish of the Day’.
Screening at 5.30pm on New Zealand’s TV3, Sunday 16th Feb.
Filmed last spring on the Tutukaka Coast – featuring Ngunguru School Yr6 students monitoring the health of the Ngunguru Estuary using our qualitative survey techniques and Tawhiti Rahi Poor Knights with Dive Tuts!
We’ve not seen a preview so have no idea what it’ll be like!
Another successful Waitangi Day as a rubbish ambassador with EcoSolutions!
A dedicated team of volunteers guided the crowd into throwing their waste into these 3 bins – compost, recycling and rubbish. The compost bin was the winner! The majority of food and drink containers were compostable and will be turned into lovely soil by Waipapa Landscapers.
We left the Treaty Grounds looking pretty mint!
My only disappointment was the level of ignorance around what is compostable and how lazy humans can be when it comes to checking which bin to use…. turn my back for 30 seconds, glance into the bins, find food and recycling in the rubbish bin. Also the huge number of plastic water bottles used once then thrown away .. many with precious life-giving water left in them.
Tutukaka Twilight Markets has gifted the Trust a stall on the Tutukaka Green for their Saturday afternoon markets. Come and see what the SeaBin has collected; check out Glenn’s books for sale – The Ocean is Alive, Poor Knights Wonderland, Humpback Whales of the South West Pacific – we also have only 2 canvas prints left of the Humpbacks in Tonga….
This is a great opportunity to get our message out there and engage with interested people.
Pippa Benton will be there to explain the SeaBin Project to you. She’s well qualified to do this as she won a National Science Award in 2018 for her project on the SeaBin!
The Trust was fortunate to have a stall at the Matapouri Gala day on 2 Jan and we met some lovely people who care about the health of the Ocean. It was particularly inspiring to meet enthusiastic youngsters who are translating their passionate caring into action.
We had the rubbish collected by the Tutukaka Marina SeaBin on display – all sorted into separate containers. It’s not the solution, but it still helps to make a difference.
Any rubbish on land or in the Ocean is only a reflection of our carelessness and disrespect for our incredibly beautiful life support system – Mother Ocean Earth.
Yr 6 at Ngunguru School on the Tutukaka Coast have just completed their final Hauroa Moana survey of the Red Rocks for this year. It was a really fun day and the conditions were perfect. A big thank you to all the kids for their enthusiasm and and their teachers who make this mahi possible.
Glenn was invited by Northland Regional Council (NRC) to present Ocean Spirit’s Hauora Moana Community Monitoring Initiative at the Motukaroro Reotahi Marine Reserve in Whangarei Harbour this week.
It was a really beautiful day and the qualitative survey technique was very well received by the participants who included: North Tec’s Environmental Management Diploma and Applied Science degree students, NRC employees, Patuharakeke Te Iwi Trust Board and Samara from Experiencing Marine Reserves (EMR).