Tahuna Torea Kayak Day
Experiencing Marine Reserves held their first Tahuna Torea Kayak Day in celebration of World Fish Migration Day on Saturday 21st May, 2022. 50 people joined us in exploring the Tāmaki Estuary by kayak with Auckland Sea Kayaks. On the water Whitebait Connection- Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust shared stories of the amazing migrations some of our native fish need to undertake in order to complete their lifecycle and the many challenges they face on these perilous journeys, including in stream barriers, invasive pests, loss of spawning habitat, climate change and much more. Participants also learnt about the local restoration work being carried out in their community and how to get involved in order to become kaitiaki of their own backyard.
In addition to kayaking participants were treated to an informative guided walk by local conservationist Shaun Lee, witnessed the multitude of shore and sea birds that feed around the estuary and learnt how to harvest and weave harakeke by talented kairaranga Shelley and Jodi-Ann.
Future events planned for the season – note that once they go live on our website the dates will be confirmed. We can’t wait to get you involved! Please note that local board events often will be open to locals first with an early access code.
Saturday 28th of May – Tāmaki River Kayak Day – Currently full but we are needing more volunteers to help on the day – you can register as a volunteer here (help us set up, welcome people, fill spots in kayaks if there is a no show, get lunch).
Saturday 4th of June – Kaipātiki Kayak Day – open to locals currently – will open to the public on Tuesday.
Saturday 11th of June – A snorkel day in Rodney details TBC
Saturday 18th of June – Onehunga Kayak Day – will go live soon
Sunday 19th of June – Whau Paddle – will go live soon