Seaweek 2024


Seaweek 2024

Seaweek 2024 runs from Saturday 2 March – Sunday 10 March 2024.

What is Seaweek?

Seaweek is an annual event that was first held in New Zealand in 1992. It was introduced to educate New Zealanders about the sea and how to reduce pollution and protect the marine environment. ​Seaweek is coordinated nationally by a team at Sir Peter Blake Marine Education and Recreation Centre (MERC). Seaweek events are diverse and designed to be inclusive of all ages.

For more about Seaweek's kaupapa, check out the Seaweek Facebook page or head to

Seaweek activities / Get involved - Have fun and learn.

  • Saturday 2 March 2pm - 4pm: Waitarakao Washdyke Lagoon Beach Clean Up
      The Our Waitarakao team is celebrating Sea Week by giving our lagoon and wildlife sanctuary a good tidy up – come join us and learn about the wildlife and plants that live in this special coastal environment.
      What to bring - your own bag to collect rubbish and wear sturdy footwear.
      How to get there - access is from the Bridge Road track entrance (please park before the railway bridge).
      If possible we appreciate you taking away and disposing of any rubbish collected at the cleanup, however our team can arrange the disposal of any rubbish you’re not able to take with you. 
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  • South Canterbury Museum - Guess the mystery marine object / count the kind competition
    • Visit the Museum too see if you can identify our Mystery Marine object (open to all ages).
      Find and count the pictures of kina in the Museum to go into the draw to win a prize.
      View our natural history galleries to see seashells, fish and sea birds
  • Timaru District Libraries - Seaweek makerspace Monday to Friday, Seaweek themed storytimes
    • Storytime & Music at Timaru Children’s Library every Friday 11.30am – 12 noon.
    • Super Story Mondays at Timaru Children's Library every Monday 4pm - 4.30pm (for primary-aged children).
    • Read and Wriggle (preschool storytime, music and craft) at Temuka Library every Tuesday 10.30am – 11.30am.
    • Storytime & Craft at Geraldine Library every Wednesday 10.30-11.30am.
    • Seaweek makerspace from March 4 to March 8.

Last updated: 01 Mar 2024