NZAEE Seaweek 2017

“Toiora te Moana ­ Toiora te Tangata ­ Healthy Seas, Healthy People”
 Saturday 25 February to Sunday 5 March.

The theme highlights our many connections with the sea and calls on Kiwis from all walks of life to celebrate Tangaroa's realm, recognise the enormous contribution our beaches, seas and coasts make to our health and wellbeing, and do our bit to keep our coastline and seas healthy for all. We all contribute to taking care of our oceans.

Seaweek 2017 is supported by Environment Canterbury Regional Council, Department of Conservation, NZ Marine Studies Centre University of Otago, Greater Wellington Regional Council, the National Aquarium of New Zealand ­ Napier City Council, the DSP Print Group Ltd and many local sponsors. Other major sponsors are yet to be confirmed.

The New Zealand Coastal Society will again provide the prize for the winning Seaweek Ocean Champion for 2017.

Environment Canterbury’s Youth Engagement team has a number of educational resources FREE to use.

We also coordinate the calendar of events during Seaweek.

sunrise over kaikoura sea

Major events and activities in Canterbury include:

  • Poetry competition – categories include ECE, Schools, Te Reo and Adult. Check out the poster and register your poem here for the competition
  • Seaweek Estuary bike ride with Forest & Bird Sunday 26th February (see PDF poster)
  • Seminar Tuesday 28th Feb – come and here scientists from MERG speak about their research (see PDF poster)
  • Seaweek Pub Quiz Sunday 5th March. Registration details on the poster (see PDF poster)

Contact or 027 7030 772 for more information.

For details of other events across Canterbury and New Zealand visit and check out the "What’s on" section.