We’ve had great support from some nature focused businesses across Hawke’s Bay. To enter simply take photos of you enjoying Beautiful Bay in May activities, share on Facebook and tag in Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay including #bayinmay. There are 11 awesome prizes in this impressive giveaway that will help you get out and about in Hawke’s Bay, long after May is over! Terms & conditions below.
Win a family Gannet Safari Overland trip for four! This incredible 4x4 safari experience takes you on a guided discovery tour to the top of Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony where you will come encounter over 20,000 gannets in their natural habitat – nesting, preening, dancing swooping and diving right before your eyes. Trip to be taken between Sept 2023 – April 2024 (not redeemable on public holidays).More Info
Annual Friends of Aquarium membership. You and your whānau will get to visit the National Aquarium whenever you like for a whole year with a free annual membership! Get regular updates, invites to special events and activities and discounts on our animal encounters, café and retail store.More Info
Generously donating a family e-bike hire (2 adults & 2 children). E-bikes only for kids aged 12 years plus (or over 140cm). Use the bikes to explore the Hawke's Bay Trails / Heretaunga Ararau with your whānau. Award-winning Tākaro Trails cycle tours has over 10 years’ experience providing individuals, groups, and families everything they need to see, explore and experience the best of the Hawke’s Bay by bike.More Info
Win an incredibly convenient reuse and refill pack with Eco Kiosk Napier. Your beautifully designed bag includes ‘home top-up’ refillable X ml/L bottles for your home cleaning needs - dish washing liquid, spray & wipe, toilet cleaner, laundry powder and hand wash. Leave them in the car once you’ve topped up your home bottles, then refill when you’re next in town – it makes better choices for nature that much easier!More Info
Annual membership to Forest & Bird’s Kiwi Conservation Club | Hakuturi Toa (KCC) who connects Kiwi kids and their families to Aotearoa New Zealand’s amazing wildlife and wild places. You’ll get the quarterly Wild Things magazine and be involved in local conservation initiatives.More Info
Had fun doing Beautiful Bay in May? Why not get ideas for 99 more activities with Te Papa Press’s Nature Activity Book by Rachel Haydon. From experiments and observation to conservation and mindfulness, this activity-packed book encourages children to relate to the natural world around them.More Info
Win a Honeywrap Three Pack - the perfect introduction to the magic of reusable beeswax wraps! Your Honeywrap Three Pack will become your kitchen go to for covering the leftovers, wrapping lunches, brightening your fridge, table and picnics. At the heart of Honeywrap, our goal is to provide you with natural and environmentally friendly alternatives to single use plastic. Each wrap can save over 75 m of single use plastic therefore, our awesome Honeywrap Three Pack can save you over 200 metres of plastic! Pack Contains: one large, medium, and small Honeywrap.More Info
You and up to five of your whānau will ‘Meet the Bees’, joining a beekeeper, get kitted out with overalls, beekeeping veils and gloves for a visit to an onsite hive to meet our busy bees! Discover the Arataki Honey story and get acquainted with the secret life of the honey bee. Trip to be taken between within period of Oct 2023 - April 2024. Minimum age is 8 years old due to health and safety conditions and size of bee suits, but younger children can view through the window.More Info
Your whānau (up to six people) will join a member of the Napier Port team on a tour of Napier Port’s kororā (little blue penguin) sanctuary, the first on-port sanctuary of its kind in New Zealand. The sanctuary was developed with the help of kororā expert Professor John Cockrem (Massey University) to protect this at-risk and declining species and provides a safe space for kororā as it is free from threats such as dogs, cats and humans.More Info
Hawke’s Bay is absolutely beautiful, and also a unique part of New Zealand. It has a wide variety of living things, habitats and natural features that are often found nowhere else.
It is unacceptable that we are losing so many native species and ecosystems locally. Loss of this biodiversity (the huge variety and connections of life on Earth) is a massive concern locally, nationally, and globally as it is vital to our survival and the survival of our planet.
“The more we engage with nature and appreciate how good we feel when we are connected with our natural environment, the more we will work to protect and enhance what we have that makes Hawke’s Bay such a special place” - Belinda Sleight, Biodiversity Hawke's Bay community facilitator.
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