D8A7159Marine kaitiaki guardians from Kaitaia to Otago rewarded with Poor Knights snorkel experience!

The annual EMR competition trip is made up of representative students from each school that that participates in the programme. We now offere the trip to all eight regions where EMR is operating, thanks to sponsorship from Dive! Tutukaka and the Bobby Stafford-Bush Foundation.

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IMG 7219Our 'Underwater Love' charity dinner was held on the 17th October 2015.

The purpose of the fundraiser is to support the cost of achieving our Adventure Activity Safety Accreditation - contributing to more safe and fun EMR snorkeling experience. Having the safest possible practice benefits the entire community.

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ocean day thumbCaring for the ocean begins on land – 2014

To celebrate World Ocean Day on Sunday the 8th June and as part of an Experiencing Marine Reserves (EMR) action project, Campbell Mosely of Whananaki School organised a ‘cutting kerbside clean up’.

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kermadecsIn 2012, Experiencing Marine Reserves (EMR) was part od the inaugural Young Blake Expedition to the Kermadecs. With the aim of inspiring New Zealanders to understand the global significance of the Kermadec Islands and to encourage stewardship of the Kermadec Marine Reserve and the planet's oceans generally, The Sir Peter Blake Trust, together with EMR, the Ministry for the Environment, the Royal New Zealand Navy, Department of Conservation, Pew Environment Group, Air New Zealand and LEARNZ, achieved this goal and successfully followed in the footsteps of Sir Peter to mobilise and inspire the next generation of kiwi leaders, adventurers and environmentalists.

Read more: Experiencing Marine Reserves (EMR) on the Young Blake Expedition to the Kermadecs.