The Safety & Education Workshops in the Hutchwilco Hall offers a diverse lineup of must-attend sessions. From career insights in the marine industry to on-water safety tips, these workshops cater to boat and fishing enthusiasts alike. Learn about invasive pests, bar crossings, and more. Secure your spot early, as each workshop has a maximum of 30 seats!

The fierce protectors of the Hauraki Gulf: Biosecurity dogs

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu 16 May
Meet Auckland Council’s biosecurity dogs—the unsung heroes safeguarding the Hauraki Gulf Islands. These remarkable canines detect invasive species like rats, stoats, ants, and kauri dieback disease. Explore their training process and the precious islands they defend. 

On water personal safety

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Thu 16 May
Safety first! Join us as we learn essential tips from the safety experts at Hutchwilco. Find out if your life jackets meet the standard and explore cutting-edge safety technologies, including personal locator beacons. Your safety matters! 

Bar crossing awareness – must know safety tips

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Thu 16 May
Navigating bars across Aotearoa? Get the inside scoop on staying safe during bar crossings. Learn about bar dynamics, best practices for boat handling, optimal crossing times, and safety navigation. Plus, discover why creating trip and bar watch reports is crucial. 

Check your boat before you float!

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thu 16 May
Before setting off, ensure your boat is pest-free! We’ll guide you through practical steps to check for marine pests. Learn to spot the culprits we’re most concerned about and what actions to take if you encounter something unusual. 

How you can help eradicate the freshwater gold clam

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thu 16 May
Hear from a member of the Check Clean Dry Network. Uncover the menace of the freshwater gold clam—an invasive pest that has infiltrated New Zealand’s waterways. If you’re a boatie active in freshwater lakes and rivers, this session is a must-attend. Learn how you can contribute to stopping the spread. 

The fierce protectors of the Hauraki Gulf: Biosecurity dogs

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Fri 17 May
Meet Auckland Council’s biosecurity dogs—the unsung heroes safeguarding the Hauraki Gulf Islands. These remarkable canines detect invasive species like rats, stoats, ants, and kauri dieback disease. Explore their training process and the precious islands they defend. 

On water personal safety

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Fri 17 May
Safety first! Join us as we learn essential tips from the safety experts at Hutchwilco. Find out if your life jackets meet the standard and explore cutting-edge safety technologies, including personal locator beacons. Your safety matters! 

Bar crossing awareness – must know safety tips

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fri 17 May
Navigating bars across Aotearoa? Get the inside scoop on staying safe during bar crossings. Learn about bar dynamics, best practices for boat handling, optimal crossing times, and safety navigation. Plus, discover why creating trip and bar watch reports is crucial. 

Check your boat before you float!

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri 17 May
Before setting off, ensure your boat is pest-free! We’ll guide you through practical steps to check for marine pests. Learn to spot the culprits we’re most concerned about and what actions to take if you encounter something unusual. 

How you can help eradicate the freshwater gold clam

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fri 17 May
Hear from a member of the Check Clean Dry Network. Uncover the menace of the freshwater gold clam—an invasive pest that has infiltrated New Zealand’s waterways. If you’re a boatie active in freshwater lakes and rivers, this session is a must-attend. Learn how you can contribute to stopping the spread. 

Our Seas are our Survival

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fri 17 May
In a seascape that is constantly under threat, we’re reflecting on why it’s so important to celebrate and connect with the sea. Learn about the work we do through Seaweek and MERC – pairing recreation with education to assist in forging positive relationships with the marine environment. Be inspired to strengthen your connection to nature and equip yourself with knowledge – after all, our seas are our survival.

Bar crossing awareness – must know safety tips

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Fri 17 May
Navigating bars across Aotearoa? Get the inside scoop on staying safe during bar crossings. Learn about bar dynamics, best practices for boat handling, optimal crossing times, and safety navigation. Plus, discover why creating trip and bar watch reports is crucial. 

The fierce protectors of the Hauraki Gulf: Biosecurity dogs

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Sat 18 May
Meet Auckland Council’s biosecurity dogs—the unsung heroes safeguarding the Hauraki Gulf Islands. These remarkable canines detect invasive species like rats, stoats, ants, and kauri dieback disease. Explore their training process and the precious islands they defend. 

On water personal safety

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Sat 18 May
Safety first! Join us as we learn essential tips from the safety experts at Hutchwilco. Find out if your life jackets meet the standard and explore cutting-edge safety technologies, including personal locator beacons. Your safety matters! 

Bar crossing awareness – must know safety tips

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sat 18 May
Navigating bars across Aotearoa? Get the inside scoop on staying safe during bar crossings. Learn about bar dynamics, best practices for boat handling, optimal crossing times, and safety navigation. Plus, discover why creating trip and bar watch reports is crucial. 

Check your boat before you float!

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sat 18 May
Before setting off, ensure your boat is pest-free! We’ll guide you through practical steps to check for marine pests. Learn to spot the culprits we’re most concerned about and what actions to take if you encounter something unusual. 

Our Seas are our Survival

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sat 18 May
In a seascape that is constantly under threat, we’re reflecting on why it’s so important to celebrate and connect with the sea. Learn about the work we do through Seaweek and MERC – pairing recreation with education to assist in forging positive relationships with the marine environment. Be inspired to strengthen your connection to nature and equip yourself with knowledge – after all, our seas are our survival.

How you can help eradicate the freshwater gold clam

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sat 18 May
Hear from a member of the Check Clean Dry Network. Uncover the menace of the freshwater gold clam—an invasive pest that has infiltrated New Zealand’s waterways. If you’re a boatie active in freshwater lakes and rivers, this session is a must-attend. Learn how you can contribute to stopping the spread. 

The fierce protectors of the Hauraki Gulf: Biosecurity dogs

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Sun 19 May
Meet Auckland Council’s biosecurity dogs—the unsung heroes safeguarding the Hauraki Gulf Islands. These remarkable canines detect invasive species like rats, stoats, ants, and kauri dieback disease. Explore their training process and the precious islands they defend. 

Bar crossing awareness – must know safety tips

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sun 19 May
Navigating bars across Aotearoa? Get the inside scoop on staying safe during bar crossings. Learn about bar dynamics, best practices for boat handling, optimal crossing times, and safety navigation. Plus, discover why creating trip and bar watch reports is crucial. 

Check your boat before you float!

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sun 19 May
Before setting off, ensure your boat is pest-free! We’ll guide you through practical steps to check for marine pests. Learn to spot the culprits we’re most concerned about and what actions to take if you encounter something unusual. 

Our Seas are our Survival

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sun 19 May
In a seascape that is constantly under threat, we’re reflecting on why it’s so important to celebrate and connect with the sea. Learn about the work we do through Seaweek and MERC – pairing recreation with education to assist in forging positive relationships with the marine environment. Be inspired to strengthen your connection to nature and equip yourself with knowledge – after all, our seas are our survival.

How you can help eradicate the freshwater gold clam

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sun 19 May
Hear from a member of the Check Clean Dry Network. Uncover the menace of the freshwater gold clam—an invasive pest that has infiltrated New Zealand’s waterways. If you’re a boatie active in freshwater lakes and rivers, this session is a must-attend. Learn how you can contribute to stopping the spread. 

The fierce protectors of the Hauraki Gulf: Biosecurity dogs

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu 16 May
Meet Auckland Council’s biosecurity dogs—the unsung heroes safeguarding the Hauraki Gulf Islands. These remarkable canines detect invasive species like rats, stoats, ants, and kauri dieback disease. Explore their training process and the precious islands they defend. 

On water personal safety

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Thu 16 May
Safety first! Join us as we learn essential tips from the safety experts at Hutchwilco. Find out if your life jackets meet the standard and explore cutting-edge safety technologies, including personal locator beacons. Your safety matters! 

Bar crossing awareness – must know safety tips

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Thu 16 May
Navigating bars across Aotearoa? Get the inside scoop on staying safe during bar crossings. Learn about bar dynamics, best practices for boat handling, optimal crossing times, and safety navigation. Plus, discover why creating trip and bar watch reports is crucial. 

Check your boat before you float!

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thu 16 May
Before setting off, ensure your boat is pest-free! We’ll guide you through practical steps to check for marine pests. Learn to spot the culprits we’re most concerned about and what actions to take if you encounter something unusual. 

How you can help eradicate the freshwater gold clam

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thu 16 May
Hear from a member of the Check Clean Dry Network. Uncover the menace of the freshwater gold clam—an invasive pest that has infiltrated New Zealand’s waterways. If you’re a boatie active in freshwater lakes and rivers, this session is a must-attend. Learn how you can contribute to stopping the spread. 

The fierce protectors of the Hauraki Gulf: Biosecurity dogs

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Fri 17 May
Meet Auckland Council’s biosecurity dogs—the unsung heroes safeguarding the Hauraki Gulf Islands. These remarkable canines detect invasive species like rats, stoats, ants, and kauri dieback disease. Explore their training process and the precious islands they defend. 

On water personal safety

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Fri 17 May
Safety first! Join us as we learn essential tips from the safety experts at Hutchwilco. Find out if your life jackets meet the standard and explore cutting-edge safety technologies, including personal locator beacons. Your safety matters! 

Bar crossing awareness – must know safety tips

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fri 17 May
Navigating bars across Aotearoa? Get the inside scoop on staying safe during bar crossings. Learn about bar dynamics, best practices for boat handling, optimal crossing times, and safety navigation. Plus, discover why creating trip and bar watch reports is crucial. 

Check your boat before you float!

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri 17 May
Before setting off, ensure your boat is pest-free! We’ll guide you through practical steps to check for marine pests. Learn to spot the culprits we’re most concerned about and what actions to take if you encounter something unusual. 

How you can help eradicate the freshwater gold clam

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fri 17 May
Hear from a member of the Check Clean Dry Network. Uncover the menace of the freshwater gold clam—an invasive pest that has infiltrated New Zealand’s waterways. If you’re a boatie active in freshwater lakes and rivers, this session is a must-attend. Learn how you can contribute to stopping the spread. 

Our Seas are our Survival

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fri 17 May
In a seascape that is constantly under threat, we’re reflecting on why it’s so important to celebrate and connect with the sea. Learn about the work we do through Seaweek and MERC – pairing recreation with education to assist in forging positive relationships with the marine environment. Be inspired to strengthen your connection to nature and equip yourself with knowledge – after all, our seas are our survival.

Bar crossing awareness – must know safety tips

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Fri 17 May
Navigating bars across Aotearoa? Get the inside scoop on staying safe during bar crossings. Learn about bar dynamics, best practices for boat handling, optimal crossing times, and safety navigation. Plus, discover why creating trip and bar watch reports is crucial. 

The fierce protectors of the Hauraki Gulf: Biosecurity dogs

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Sat 18 May
Meet Auckland Council’s biosecurity dogs—the unsung heroes safeguarding the Hauraki Gulf Islands. These remarkable canines detect invasive species like rats, stoats, ants, and kauri dieback disease. Explore their training process and the precious islands they defend. 

On water personal safety

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Sat 18 May
Safety first! Join us as we learn essential tips from the safety experts at Hutchwilco. Find out if your life jackets meet the standard and explore cutting-edge safety technologies, including personal locator beacons. Your safety matters! 

Bar crossing awareness – must know safety tips

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sat 18 May
Navigating bars across Aotearoa? Get the inside scoop on staying safe during bar crossings. Learn about bar dynamics, best practices for boat handling, optimal crossing times, and safety navigation. Plus, discover why creating trip and bar watch reports is crucial. 

Check your boat before you float!

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sat 18 May
Before setting off, ensure your boat is pest-free! We’ll guide you through practical steps to check for marine pests. Learn to spot the culprits we’re most concerned about and what actions to take if you encounter something unusual. 

Our Seas are our Survival

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sat 18 May
In a seascape that is constantly under threat, we’re reflecting on why it’s so important to celebrate and connect with the sea. Learn about the work we do through Seaweek and MERC – pairing recreation with education to assist in forging positive relationships with the marine environment. Be inspired to strengthen your connection to nature and equip yourself with knowledge – after all, our seas are our survival.

How you can help eradicate the freshwater gold clam

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sat 18 May
Hear from a member of the Check Clean Dry Network. Uncover the menace of the freshwater gold clam—an invasive pest that has infiltrated New Zealand’s waterways. If you’re a boatie active in freshwater lakes and rivers, this session is a must-attend. Learn how you can contribute to stopping the spread. 

The fierce protectors of the Hauraki Gulf: Biosecurity dogs

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Sun 19 May
Meet Auckland Council’s biosecurity dogs—the unsung heroes safeguarding the Hauraki Gulf Islands. These remarkable canines detect invasive species like rats, stoats, ants, and kauri dieback disease. Explore their training process and the precious islands they defend. 

Bar crossing awareness – must know safety tips

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sun 19 May
Navigating bars across Aotearoa? Get the inside scoop on staying safe during bar crossings. Learn about bar dynamics, best practices for boat handling, optimal crossing times, and safety navigation. Plus, discover why creating trip and bar watch reports is crucial. 

Check your boat before you float!

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sun 19 May
Before setting off, ensure your boat is pest-free! We’ll guide you through practical steps to check for marine pests. Learn to spot the culprits we’re most concerned about and what actions to take if you encounter something unusual. 

Our Seas are our Survival

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sun 19 May
In a seascape that is constantly under threat, we’re reflecting on why it’s so important to celebrate and connect with the sea. Learn about the work we do through Seaweek and MERC – pairing recreation with education to assist in forging positive relationships with the marine environment. Be inspired to strengthen your connection to nature and equip yourself with knowledge – after all, our seas are our survival.

How you can help eradicate the freshwater gold clam

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sun 19 May
Hear from a member of the Check Clean Dry Network. Uncover the menace of the freshwater gold clam—an invasive pest that has infiltrated New Zealand’s waterways. If you’re a boatie active in freshwater lakes and rivers, this session is a must-attend. Learn how you can contribute to stopping the spread. 
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