activities & events    

Saturday Morning
The BioBlitz launches at the Surf Life Saving Club at Titahi Bay
10am Karakia by Taku Paria
Followed by
Welcome from Mayor Nick Leggett
Talk by Mayor Celia Wade-Brown about the previous marine BioBlitz
10.30am - 12 noon Beach games with KCC
Face painting, fun, games and prizes
Build a sand creature entrants start to create their Beach Beastie
11am Presentation by Taku Paria about Mana's history and culture
12 noon Presentation on NZ Natives and Biodiversity by Alison Ballance
1pm Presentation on shallow water fish by Andrew Stewert - Te Papa
2pm Presentation on Sea Birds by Sue Waugh - Forest & Bird
3pm Announcement of photography and drawing competitions
4pm Judging of Beach Beastie competition begins
4.30 pm Winning sand creature announced
1st prize is a trip to Kapitit Island, other prizes from F&B
Scientists arrive and set up their microscopes at base camp
in The Old Cable House, Titahi Bay. Species count starts.
5.30 - 7pm Guided Rockpool walks
Sunday Morning
6am Dawn Chorus talk and guided walk
6.30 - 7.30am Guided rockpool walks
10am Scientists open up base camp in The Old Cable House
The BioBlitz database of species found in the Mana region is
constantly updated as more species are identified and confirmed
4pm The BioBlitz Base Camp closes for the weekend

Please check back and make sure you are not missing the fun!