Connecting with our seas during Seaweek

Discover amazing events during Seaweek 2024 showcasing the importance and diversity of marine environments – from Saturday 2nd March to Sunday 10th March 2024.

Waitaha Canterbury has around 800 kilometers of beautiful coastline, and is home to ecologically rich and diverse marine habitats that support a variety of plant and animal species, such as seabirds, marine mammals, fish, invertebrates, and seaweeds – many of which are recognised as taonga species.

While we are lucky to enjoy Canterbury’s beaches and bays for recreational fun, Seaweek is a reminder that we also have a responsibility for the health and well-being of these coastal and marine ecosystems – encouraging us to all be kaitiaki or guardians of the sea.

Ways you get involved during Seaweek

A number of events are being run during Seaweek including:

  • Special storytimes sessions at Christchurch City Libraries;
  • An art competition for children and young people (up to Year 13) – with great prizes to be won;
  • Ride the Coastal Pathway;
  • Talks about marine environments and their unique wildlife;
  • Opportunities to clean up rubbish from our precious waterways;
  • Special Envirokids events; and
  • A screening of the film “Deep Rising” – on deep-sea mining.


Published on Friday, February 23rd, 2024, under Uncategorised
Page last updated: 03/04/2024

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