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Today's Hours: 9.00am-5.00pm
Last entry at 4.30pm

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Marine Parade, Napier
Ph: 06 834 1404
Opening Hours
Daily from 9:00am - 5:00pm,
last entry 4:30pm

Meet the Aquarium Team

Kerry Hewitt

Position: Manager
Phone: + 64 6 833 5426

Kerry's key responsibility is to ensure the thousands of live exhibits at the National Aquarium of New Zealand live in comfort and good health.
Vets, aquariums and marine experts from around the world call for Kerry's knowledge and advice. And it's not just all things aquatic Kerry knows about. He also has a thorough understanding of the reptilian world. So, if your pet turtles are off their food, call or email Kerry, he might just have the solution!

Carol Larson

Position: Education Coordinator
Phone: +64 6 833 5424

Carol and her team offer interactive, hands-on and inquiry-based programmes that are linked to the New Zealand Curriculum. Carol is the person to contact regarding education, Kids Sleepovers and Volunteer Opportunities.

Jacque Wilton

Position: Educator
Phone: +64 6 834 5428

As part of the Education Team, Jacque works with some of the 6,000 students who visit every year. With her background in marine mammals and birds, Jacque delivers the diverse range of knowledge the Education Team is well known for. Jacque is also the facilitator for the Napier City Council's Waste Aware programme, which encourages students to take up the challenge of protecting this planet that we call home.

Karlie Lett

Position: Educator
Phone: +64 6 833 5428

Karlie is a member of the National Aquarium's Education Team and enjoys sharing her marine biology knowledge with classes and holiday programme groups. Karlie looks after communications from the education department, such as the education eNews and also newsletters about our upcoming events.

Brenda Gunn

Position: Hospitality - Cafe/Functions/Business Meetings/Caterings/Birthday Parties/Devonshire Tea
Phone: 06 8335421
Mobile: +64 027 210 2577

Brenda keeps the general public and Friends of the Aquarium members up-to-date with what's happening, in particular on the aquarium's social media pages. Brenda is also the person to see if you're looking to book the aquarium as a venue for your next function, business meeting, childrens birthday party or Devonshire Tea.

Chrissy Heta

Position: Retail
Phone: +64 6 833 5421

Chrissy is more than happy to assist you in finding that perfect memento, or something different for that special person who has everything!

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