Seaweek - Ocean Fest - 6 March

Wednesday 06 March 2019 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Be inspired by sea celebrity Steve Hathaway of Young Ocean Explorers.

You’ll be awestruck by Steve’s professional underwater videography and photography – not to mention his stories!

You are invited to nibble and network around sea-infested displays before being entertained by three 10-minute supporting acts:

  •  Asian Paddle Crab Biz with Marine Biosecurity Officer Cam Bunton and Ngunguru School
  • CoastCare Communities with CoastCare Co-ordinator Laura Shaft and Bream Bay Coastal Care
  • Coastal Litter Monitoring with Coastal Monitoring Officer, Nick Bamford and NorthTec’s Dr Manue Martinez.

Doors open at 6pm, Wednesday, 6 March 2019

The Mahi Tahi Room at The Orchard,
35 Walton Street 

Speaker info:

Steve Hathaway started filming underwater professionally in 2008. Since then his footage has appeared on BBC’s Blue Planet 2 and numerous other international documentaries including the popular and timely documentary ‘Blackfish’.

He’s an enthusiastic communicator who passionately educates the public on how incredible and fascinating NZ's ocean is and the life that lives in it. His passion is to bring the underwater story of New Zealand into the Kiwi story.

He has also created the children’s series Young Ocean Explorers and says “There is nothing as powerful as a great story to captivate a child’s imagination. My mission is to inspire children to love the ocean through entertaining education to engage their innate curiosity of the natural world and science.”

Recently we have released our best project yet an interactive website: which has been designed for teachers.  Come along and revitalise your passion for the ocean.

Diver with camera in a school of fish.