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NZ Underwater News

2020 NZUA AGM
Apr 25, 2020

2020 NZUA AGM

Saturday, the 25th of July for the 2020 AGM - hold the date!

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It's Seaweek!
Mar 1, 2020

It's Seaweek!

NZAEE Seaweek is a New Zealand-wide flagship celebration of environmental education, and it's on right now!

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Diver accident at shallow depths acts as a cautionary tale for everyone
Feb 19, 2020

Diver accident at shallow depths acts as a cautionary tale for everyone

Diving should always be done with caution, even when using fool-proof equipment as one diver recently found out.

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Mount Underwater Club Member Incentive
Feb 6, 2020

Mount Underwater Club Member Incentive

Do you live in the Mount Maunganui area and are keen to join an underwater club? Now's the perfect time to join MMUC!

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Change to Pāua bag and accumulation limits for some regions
Jan 29, 2020

Change to Pāua bag and accumulation limits for some regions

In response to the Kaikōura earthquakes in 2016 the pāua accumulation and bag limits have changed for Canterbury, Nelson and Marlborough regions.

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Orewa Shark Deaths
Jan 22, 2020

Orewa Shark Deaths

Several sharks have washed ashore a North Auckland beach in a matter of weeks.

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Government stocktake: four big things hurting our marine environment
Nov 27, 2019

Government stocktake: four big things hurting our marine environment

The latest Our Marine Environment report produced by Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ has identified four of the most pressing issues threatening our marine ecosystems.

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Global Underwater Explorers NextGen Scholarship recipient
Nov 26, 2019

Global Underwater Explorers NextGen Scholarship recipient

The prestigious GUE NextGen scholarship was awarded to one of our own, Annika Andersen

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Have your say on the Draft National Inshore Finfish Fisheries Plan
Nov 25, 2019

Have your say on the Draft National Inshore Finfish Fisheries Plan

Many of us in the underwater community are in some way involved or are affected by fisheries and now's our chance to have our say by sharing our thoughts on the Fisheries New Zealand draft plan to improve inshore finfish fisheries.

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Young Ocean Explorers New Rangatahi series
Nov 25, 2019

Young Ocean Explorers New Rangatahi series

Young Ocean Explorers are incredibly excited to be launching their new Rangatahi series to learn about the moana through a Te Ao Māori lens.

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Ghost Fishing December Events
Nov 25, 2019

Ghost Fishing December Events

Head along to Ghost fishing NZ's events this month- The Mirimar wharf clean up on the 1st of December and Christmas Pot Luck on the 14th!

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More awards for Project Reef Life
Nov 25, 2019

More awards for Project Reef Life

Project Reef Life are extremely honoured to have been awarded the Terry Healy Coastal Project Award at the NZ Coastal Society’s Conference in Invercargill last week. Previous winners include NIWA & Ministry for the Environment.

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Underwater Hockey NZ new logo and tournament TV airing
Nov 25, 2019

Underwater Hockey NZ new logo and tournament TV airing

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Pre-Christmas events for Experiencing Marine Reserves
Nov 25, 2019

Pre-Christmas events for Experiencing Marine Reserves

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CMAS cards for NZUA qualified divers
Nov 25, 2019

CMAS cards for NZUA qualified divers

NZUA now offers the option to reissue CMAS cards to all divers who have qualified under the NZ Underwater qualification prior to 1986

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Inaugural Water Safety Month kicks off
Oct 19, 2019

Inaugural Water Safety Month kicks off

Already this year 57 people have died in the water in preventable incidents*, compared to 66 in all of last year. In response, Water Safety NZ launches first-ever Water Safety Month!

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Spearfishing NZ Mid-Winter Snapper Shootout
Oct 9, 2019

Spearfishing NZ Mid-Winter Snapper Shootout

A great day out was had by all on September 21st for the Mid-Winter Snapper Shootout presented by Port Valley and Schnappa Rock.

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Acknowledging Wade Doak, Judy Johnson & Dave Parore
Oct 9, 2019

Acknowledging Wade Doak, Judy Johnson & Dave Parore

Acknowledging the loss of some integral members of our underwater community

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