National Aquarium Napier Hawkes Bay Attraction
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Marine Parade, Napier
Phone: 06 834 1404
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Conservation Activities

The National Aquarium has a strong commitment to protecting the Earthís biodiversity and habitats.  With on-going conservation projects and public events, we work with other providers to undertake our guardianship role as Te Whare Tangaroa O Aotearoa.

Some of our activities include:

Conservation Week
7 - 14 September 2014

Celebrate and experience New Zealandís unique wildlife, natural areas and historic places.

Keep NZ Beautiful Week
14 - 21 September 2014

Letís clean up our beaches and local environments for Keep NZ Beautiful Week. Come help the aquarium clean up our Marine Parade beach or encourage your school to develop an awareness of the problems with man-made products and their impact on the environment with a Waste Aware education programme.

Biodiversity Day
22 May 2014

The United Nations proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IBD) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues and the Convention of Biological Diversity that came into force in 1993.   It is a celebration of life on earth and of the value of biodiversity for our lives.

World Oceanís Day
8 June 2014

Did you know that we get half our oxygen supply from the seaweeds in the ocean?

The ocean covers more than 70 percent of the planet's surface and supports all living organisms. It has been a vital source of sustenance, transport, commerce, growth, and inspiration.

The ocean is one of our most important and under-researched resources with only five percent of this realm having been explored. Visit us to celebrate the ocean world and take action to help protect its future.


NZ Frog Week
7 - 14 September 2014

We aim to promote awareness of the importance of frogs and the conservation of New Zealandís unique frogs! During the week there will be displays, competitions and live frogs at the aquarium. 

  • Little Penguin March 2013
  • Lizards in Your Garden 2010-2012
  • Westshore Kiwi project 2009
  • Year of the Frog 2008 campaign
  • Coins for Kiwi 2007
  • 5 Cents Away from Extinction 2006

If you are interested in assisting with any of these activities, contact us about becoming a volunteer.