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COVID-19 Level 1 Update

NANZ Level 1 Update Sept 2020

Now we’re in COVID-19 Alert Level 1, we’re pleased to advise that shark feeding in the main oceanarium recommences for visitors to enjoy every day at 2pm, along with our interactive activities available throughout the aquarium.  Bookings are also open for our popular Little Penguin Close Encounters.  Bookings for these encounters are essential and can be made through our website. 

As always, the safety and wellbeing of our customers, team members and communities continues to be our top priority. We want to assure you that we’re taking the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as outlined in the Ministry of Health and government guidelines.

Our team are looking forward to seeing you, however if you’re feeling unwell, please hold off your visit until your symptoms clear. We would love to see you, but we must ensure the safety of our community and staff.

Kia kaha, kia māia, kia manawanui. 

22 September 2020

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