Te Whanganui-A-Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve monitoring assistants
Project number 11 – please quote the project number in your volunteer application or enquiry.
Cathedral Cove coastline
1–2 volunteers monthly, weather depending
Te Whanganui-A-Hei became a marine reserve in 1992. Because there is no recreational or commercial fishing allowed in the reserve, the plants and animals are free to return to their natural state.
Sea life is prolific within the reserve boundaries when compared to outside the marine reserve. Many fish species, including snapper and crayfish are plentiful in the regenerating habitat.
Volunteers are required to assist with monitoring in and outside of the marine reserve.
Medium level of fitness required.
Boating experience is essential and inshore launch-master certification is preferred.
NB: Ideally suited to local residents who are flexible with changing dates due to weather conditions.
Pickup/drop off location
Volunteers are to meet the Marine Ranger at the Whitianga Field Base, 211 South Highway at 8:00 am and will return to the same location by 5:00 pm.
Contribution towards food and transport (per person)
Volunteers must provide their own food and drinks for lunch.