We are so excited to feature on this months edition of the New Zealand Dive magazine Dive Pacific!
Marine kaitiaki guardians from the Far North to Otago are rewarded with Poor Knights snorkel experience!
The 17th annual EMR Poor Knights competition trip took place on Friday the 18th May. The trip was organised by Experiencing Marine Reserves (EMR) and made up of representative students from each school that participates in the programme from Northland and Auckland, as well as 2 representatives from the other 6 regions EMR is operating including Taranaki, Coromandel, Gisborne, Wellington, Nelson and Otago.
Whananaki School have been partcipating in the Experiencing Marine Reserves (EMR) programme during term 1, and recently experienced the magical Poor Knights Islands.
Seaweek Ocean Champion Samara Nicholas explains the programme “EMR is about engageing the whole community in marine conservation, Foundation North provided the funding to support the schools participation in EMR”
Marine kaitiaki guardians from the Far North to Otago are rewarded with Poor Knights snorkel experience.
If you attended one of our Community Guided Snorkel Days, guided snorkel experiences or partcipated in the full EMR programme in any of our operational regions - your eligable to enter our competition! See the criteria here
Charity dinner tickets are on sale now!! https://www.emr.org.nz/index.php/shop/product/34-emr-charity-dinner-ticket
Please join EMR in supporting the hugely successful Ngati Kuta and Patukeha led environmental protection of Maunganui Bay (Deep Water Cove).
The existing rahui has protected marine life in Maunganui Bay since 2010. However, it is due to expire on 29 October 2018. The hapu's request to Fisheries NZ (MPI) will extend the existing rahui for a further 2 years. EMR has snorkelled in this Rahui and it is awesome and we would love to see the protection continued
Follow this link for a easy and simple submission https://fishforever.org.nz/rahui.html