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Start time
August 1, 2024 6:00 PM
End time
August 1, 2024 7:30 PM
Ōwhiro Stream, Happy Valley Park Entrance, Happy Valley Road, Ōwhiro Bay

Awa After Dark: Spotlighting at Ōwhiro Stream, Ōwhiro Bay

With your gumboots and a torch, head off on an evening hīkoi to your local waterway to ‘spotlight’ and observe freshwater species in their natural habitat. Learn about the health of our waterways, freshwater conservation efforts in your neighborhood, and some of the ways that you could become a kaitiaki of your local awa!

Awa After Dark events take place in the early evening, they’re perfect for the whole whānau.

This event is free, but bookings are essential. Once registestered we'll send you an exact location to meet.

What is spotlighting?
Ever played spotlight with a fish? Heaps of our native freshwater critters are nocturnal! Scientists often visit freshwater areas at night time with a torch, it’s the best time to see exactly who’s living in our awa!

What is Wai Connection?
Wai Connection is a national programme delivered by Mountains to Sea Wellington aimed at connecting local communities to their waterways to improve them. We support communities and mana whenua with the knowledge, tools and expertise to monitor and care for their local freshwater places.

Outside event:
This event is outside- please dress appropriately (gumboots and warm clothing recommended). If the weather is really bad, we'll let you know we’re cancelling via the email you've provided us!

Location: The streams we spotlight often don't have an 'address'. On the day before the event, we'll email you all the details you need to find the exact location of the event.

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