The Ocean: Above, Below and Around – Seaweek Public Event 2024, Christchurch | Sustainable Coastlines

Event details

Mar 2024

Remember to bring:

  • Closed-toed shoes (ideally hiking boots or gum boots)
  • Sun-smart gear
  • Raincoats and appropriate clothing for the day on the coast
  • Reusable drink bottle, filled and ready to go
  • Camera!
  • Old mobile phone for recycling!

We will provide: 

  • All relevant gear: gloves, sacks
  • Health and Safety documentation & briefing
  • First aid trained staff and first aid kits
  • Phoenix Organics drinks
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Rubbish removal to transfer station.

Celebrate Seaweek 2024 with BLAKE, Sustainable Coastlines and the Christchurch City Council – this event is not to be missed!

We will all meet at the Sumner Surf Life Saving Club at 9:45 am. Our first activity will take us to the coastline; after that, we will return to the surf club for the remainder of the day -finishing at 12:30 pm. This is an indoor & outdoor event.

Following on from your rocky shore exploration with Christchurch City Council, you will be taking action to protect the marine environment from pollution with Sustainable Coastlines. Help to count, categorise, and weigh litter collected from a section of coastline as part of the Litter Intelligence program. This data will then help to inform solutions to pollution! Sustainable Coastlines will also be running a turtle obstacle course celebrating navigating the challenges and wonder of the ocean!

Top the afternoon off by experiencing the wonder of Aotearoa’s ocean environment through virtual reality with BLAKE. 

Let’s experience the unique species living along the ever-changing coastline together this Seaweek!

Register below NOW! Spaces are limited.


  • 9:45 pm – Sign-in opens!
  • 10:00 am – Introductions by CCC, Blake NZ and Sustainable Coastlines, Indoor Health & Safety Brief
  • 10:10 am – Outdoor Health & Safety Briefing
  • 10:15 am – Christchurch City Council: Rock Pool Activity (outdoors)
  • 10:55 am – Wharepaku and snack break
  • 11:10 am – Sustainable Coastlines: Litter Intelligence Audit + Yoshi’s Journey
  • 11:50 am – Blake NZ: VR Experience
  • 12:30 pm – Event wrap up!

Any questions please reach out to:

Briar – [email protected]

Pete – [email protected]

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