Fish for the future Seaweek competition in Gisborne
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IntroductionSharpen those vocal skills! DOC and Turanga FM are encouraging entries in the lead up to Seaweek (7-14 March) in the “Fish for the Future Best Composition” competition.
Date: 16 February 2010
Sharpen those vocal skills! Department of Conservation (DOC) and Turanga FM are encouraging entries in the lead up to Seaweek (7-14 March) in the “Fish for the Future Best Composition” competition. Sandra Groves, Community Relations Ranger said the theme of “Fish for the future” is an opportunity to raise awareness of the role of fish in healthy oceans.
You can record your entry in the form of a poem, a song, even a haka that fits the topic Seaweek and includes the words “Fish for the future.”
“The competition is now underway during this month with the best entries broadcast during Seaweek and winners announced on Turanga FM at the end of Seaweek on 14 March. The competition is open to all age groups and entries can be in either English or Te Reo Maori with a prize pool to the value of $1,000 up for grabs” said Ms Groves.
Other activities planned by DOC for Seaweek is an “East Coast Road Trip” classroom presentation on marine environment to some East Coast schools and an education day involving some schools at the Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve.
Seaweek is an annual, national celebration of the sea. It provides special opportunities to experience the beauty, mysteries and to learn more about the diversity and significance of our marine environment. It is the only nationwide event dedicated to learning from the sea and developing a better understanding of what sustainability might mean in the marine world.