activities & events    

BioBlitz Last Weekend:
10 am Saturday 5 March
The fun starts at the
Surf Life Saving Club, Toms Road, Titahi Bay
10am Sunday 6 March
BioBlitz Final Day
at Base Camp, 21 Bay Drive
Titahi Bay
12 noon - Species counting ends
Results announced from 1pm
Close at 2pm

Majestic New Zealand Book

By Rob Suisted


Normal Retail $61.33


Signed by Rob Suisted


Special Mana Bioblitz Price

         $40.00 (incl gst)

Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 March 2011
Saturday Morning
The Mana BioBlitz Closing Weekend starts at the Surf Life Saving Club at Titahi Bay

10am - Welcome from Mayor Nick Leggett

10.30 - Presentation on Biodiversity from NIWA scientist Dennis Gordon

11.15 – Talk on wildlife photograhy by photographer Rob Suisted

12 noon - Talk on the history of Mana Island - Brian Paget

12.45 - Slideshow presentation on Diatoms - Margaret Harper

1.15 -  Film Whetu Rere

1.45 - Backyard Biodiversity - Astrid van Meeuwen-Dijkgraaf

2.15 - Film Longfin - about the incredible life of NZ native eels

2.34 - Film Albatrocity 


Display tables, scientists, microscopes, an indoor rockpool and Mana Island

10.30am - 12.30pm Beach games with KCC

Face paint artist Coco. Fun, games and prizes



Sunday 6 March
10am Base camp opens. Plenty of action as any species not yet counted are identified and added to the database. Will we reach 1,000 species?
Help us and perhaps we will.
12 noon - Species counting stops. Update database
Display tables outside with information on our finds
1.00pm  -  Talks about Biodiversity and the importance of preserving
our native NZ habitats and their unique species
Dennis Gordon - NIWA. Robyn Smith - GWRC. Gareth Hughes - MP
2pm BioBlitz closes.


Seaweek's Whales & Wakas
Join us and celebrate the end of Seaweek 2011 from 2pm
Between 2pm until 4pm you can go to Onepoto Rowing Club, Main Road and try out a wakama!  
On Titahi Bay Beach we will be creating a range of sea mammals
Come and meet Tim Galloway, legendary KCC artist
help him make a life size Hectors dolphin, Sperm whale,
Right Whale and Orca.