Seaweek resources

Seaweek – Kaupapa Moana

We’ve compiled some links and resources relevant to Seaweek to help you make the most of it, but also great for all year round!

Seaweek logo.

Family walking in the estuary.

Marine, inter-tidal and estuaries

Marine Meter Squared
Marine Meter Squared Teaching and resources:

Department of Conservation
Education resource on protecting our marine world:

Experiencing Marine Reserves
Guidance on planning a field trip to Whangarei Harbour Marine Reserve:

Young Ocean Explorers
Young Ocean Explorers website with videos and quizzes on marine conservation and a teacher’s guide to the resource:

Marine Life Database
Find out more about the local marine animals and plants:

Otago University
Marine Studies Centre resources:

 Nation Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
NIWA produce detailed identification guides, fact sheets, posters and E-guides related to the coastal marine area:
NIWA resources

Department of Conservation
Our estuaries hub – information on estuaries and estuarine restoration:

Sand dunes.

Sand dunes and beaches

Bay of Plenty Regional Council
Bay of Plenty Life’s a beach education resource including lesson plans and videos:

Northland Regional Council
NRC CoastCare information on sand dunes and groups:

Department of Conservation
Our own gold coast – teaching resource on the importance of sand dunes:

Coastal Restoration Trust
Global sand mining and depletion:

Coastal Restoration Handbook is a series of factsheets on dunes and dune restoration:

Coastal Reference Database allows for easy searching of published and unpublished reports and articles on coastal topics:

Find a
Beach safety information from Surf Lifesaving New Zealand:


Flora and fauna

New Zealand Lizards Conservation Toolkit
New Zealand Lizards Conservation Toolkit: (PDF, 4MB)

Department of Conservation
Information on the endangered New Zealand dotterel/tūturiwhatu:

New Zealand Geographic
Article on the godwits 12000 km non-stop journey from Alaska to New Zealand:

New Zealand Plant Conservation Network
Native plant information and identification:

NZ Birds Online
Native bird information and identification:

Northland Regional Council
Pest Control Hub, you one-stop-shop for Northland biosecurity advice:

Storm waves crashing over jetty.

Coastal hazards and climate change

Ministry for the Environment
Preparing for coastal change factsheet series:

The Deep South National Science Challenge
Information on the National Science Challenge - Deep South, climate change adaptation:


CoastCare Northland

Find out more about CoastCare Northland and get involved

Seagull on CoastCare sign.