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NZ Underwater News

Big New Future Being Mapped for Dive Pacific, New Zealand’s Dive Magazine

Big New Future Being Mapped for Dive Pacific, New Zealand’s Dive Magazine

The New Zealand Underwater Association is delighted to announce that NZUA is now the proud new owners of Dive Pacific, New Zealand’s Dive Magazine. NZUA has been in the business of representing New Zealand’s divers for 67 years – this latest move is another step to advance our work. 

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Congratulations to the 2020 NZ Open Spearfishing Champions

Congratulations to the 2020 NZ Open Spearfishing Champions

The 2020 NZ Open Spearfishing Championships took place on Labour weekend and were a great test of the fitness, free diving depth, hunting skills, and local knowledge of competitors

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Underwater Hockey Championships

Underwater Hockey Championships

October was a big month for New Zealand underwater hockey, with the U18 Interzone Championship and the 2020 New Zealand Interclub Championships taking place.

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Ewan Stevenson – 2020 Kelly Tarlton Recognition Award

Ewan Stevenson – 2020 Kelly Tarlton Recognition Award

Congratulations to 2020 Kelly Tarlton Recognition Award recipient, Ewan Stevenson

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Experience NZ’s Marine Reserves this Summer

Experience NZ’s Marine Reserves this Summer

Experiencing Marine Reserves is a national programme of experiential learning about marine conservation and they're running some great snorkel days this summer

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Global dive upcoming trips and training

Global dive upcoming trips and training

Global dive has a variety of trips and training coming up including refresher courses and liveaboards!

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EMR volunteer training and quiz night

EMR volunteer training and quiz night

Experiencing Marine Reserves have volunteer training on the 10th of October and their annual fundraiser quiz night on the 22nd that you don't want to miss out on!

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Proposed crayfish minimum legal size change in CRA3 consultation

Proposed crayfish minimum legal size change in CRA3 consultation

The National Rock Lobster Management Group (NRLMG) is seeking feedback on changes to minimum legal size limits in CRA3 to present to MPI. They hope new limits will make it fairer for everyone.

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Back to Diving Checklist

Back to Diving Checklist

Has it been a while since you've had a chance to get underwater? Use this checklist before you get in the water to help keep you safe.

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Project Reef Life installs new art and uncovers curious moki behaviour

Project Reef Life installs new art and uncovers curious moki behaviour

Project Reef Life installs 7 new art pieces in Pātea and their Mark II insitu camera captures some exciting marine life.

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Call for EMR volunteers and upcoming quiz night!

Call for EMR volunteers and upcoming quiz night!

Experiencing Marine Reserves are looking for volunteers to help out with the upcoming summer season in Auckland and tickets for the annual EMR fundraiser quiz held in New Plymouth are now for sale!

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Booming winter for Wettie

Booming winter for Wettie

A humble brag from Wettie about business and diving despite setbacks.

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NZUA representative on National Rock Lobster Management Group

NZUA representative on National Rock Lobster Management Group

NZUA board member, Andy Stewart now fills one of two recreational positions as a representative for the NZUA on the National Rock Lobster Management Group.

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New recreational crayfish rules for the CRA 2 and CRA 5

New recreational crayfish rules for the CRA 2 and CRA 5

From 1 July 2020, new measures are applied to recreational fishers in the CRA 2 (Hauraki Gulf/Bay of Plenty) and CRA 5 (Canterbury/Marlborough) spiny rock lobster fisheries.

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Current Fisheries Management Submissions - July 2020

Current Fisheries Management Submissions - July 2020

A number of fisheries management submissions of interest to divers are currently in process.

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New Spearfishing NZ committee members following their 2020 AGM

New Spearfishing NZ committee members following their 2020 AGM

Introducing some new and returning members to the Spearfishing NZ committee following their 2020 AGM and highlighting upcoming events.

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NZUA and Legasea sign MOU

NZUA and Legasea sign MOU

NZ Underwater Association signs MoU with LegaSea and joins the call for reform to NZ Fisheries management.

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2020 NZUA AGM

2020 NZUA AGM

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

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It's Seaweek!

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

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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