Seaweek – Celebrate Connecting with our Seas

Other New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 27 January 2020
Notice reference #: 1HA4nv

Seaweek is happening from Saturday 29 February to Sunday 8 March 2020!

The theme for Seaweek this year is: Connecting with our Seas, Ko au te moana, ko te moana ko au  –  I am the sea, the sea is me.

Seaweek is NZAEE’s annual, national flagship event. This year NZAEE has partnered with Sir Peter Blake Marine Education and Recreation Centre (MERC) to deliver Seaweek. Through this collaborative effort the team at MERC are excited to engage with more people across the nation through their connection with the sea! Sir Peter Blake MERC's mission is to provide life-changing marine environmental education and outdoor experiences for young New Zealanders. Connection is an important thing to emphasize, particularly as these diverse connections of our lives on land and life in the ocean support us.

NZAEE and MERC encourage you to take the opportunity to celebrate and learn more about our marine environment by taking part in an event or initiative near you. Events and activities are planned across the country – from art competitions, beach cleans, and coastal walks to guided snorkelling events! 

The annual Seaweek Ocean Champion Challenge requires entrants to undertake a specific 'Ocean Challenge' to help solve a problem in the marine environment. There are 2 categories; one for junior entrants under 16 years of age and an open category for all other entries. Entries this year close 9 February 2020, and voting starts the next day for first, second and third for juniors and seniors – all other entrants still go in the draw to receive awesome prizes!

For more details and to enter go to!

Keep an eye on the Seaweek website, Facebook page and Instagram. Any questions about events in your region please contact

Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

29 February 2020 – 08 March 2020

Further information

Contact: Sara Kulins

 (021) 254 4836