Discover Moana

These events will encourage tamariki to learn about New Zealand’s marine life in a fun and engaging way. 

Did you know New Zealand is a hotspot for marine biodiversity?
Up to 80% of New Zealand’s indigenous biodiversity could be in the ocean, and 50% of dolphins and whales live in or visit our waters.
On land there are 174 endemic bird species and in the ocean there are 264 endemic fish species.

To learn more about New Zealand’s marine life click on the link to the Department of Conservation website.
New Zealand’s marine biodiversity: Marine and coastal conservation (doc.govt.nz)

Richmond Library Events

Event Details Date Time
Get Crafty – Sparkly Fish 

Create your own sparkly fish! 

Upcycle our old CDs into beautiful unique fish to be on display in the library. 

Tuesday 16 April  10.00am - 12.00pm
Pop Up Library 

Richmond Library is popping up at Washbourn Gardens! 

Come and join us for fun, books and adventure in the gardens. 

Wednesday 17 April 11.00am - 2.00pm
Lego® Fun - 'Under the Sea'

Help us create a beautiful ocean mural! 

Build a sea-themed Lego® creation – add it to the mural. 

Discover what others build as our collaborative art project grows! 

Thursday 18 April

Choice of two sessions per day: 

10.00am - 11.00am

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Get Crafty – Ocean Art

Create an underwater scene with pastels and dye. 

Wear old clothes as dye can be messy! 

Tuesday 23 April  10.00am - 11.00am
Whatever Floats Your Boat! 

Build your very own boat. 

Will it float? 

How much weight can it hold? 

A great STEM activity exploring concepts such as buoyancy, weight, and properties of different materials. 

*Note: Adult help recommended for younger children. 

Tuesday 23 April  1.00pm - 3.00pm
Lego® Fun - 'Above the Waves'

Help us create a beautiful ocean mural! 

Build a sea-themed Lego® creation – add it to the mural. 

Discover what others build as our collaborative art project grows! 

Wednesday 24 April

Choice of two sessions per day: 

10.00am - 11.00am

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Motueka Library Te Noninga Kumu Events

Event Details Date Time
Get Crafty – Sparkly Fish 

Create your own sparkly fish! 

Upcycle our old CDs into beautiful unique fish to be on display in the library. 

Monday 15 April  11.00am - 12.00pm
Lego® Fun - 'Under the Sea'

Help us create a beautiful ocean mural! 

Build a sea-themed Lego® creation – add it to the mural. 

Discover what others build as our collaborative art project grows! 

Wednesday 17 April

11.00am - 12.00pm

Whatever Floats Your Boat! 

Build your very own boat. 

Will it float? 

How much weight can it hold? 

A great STEM activity exploring concepts such as buoyancy, weight, and properties of different materials. 

*Note: Adult help recommended for younger children. 

Thursday 18 April  11.00am - 12.00pm
Get Crafty – Ocean Art

Create an underwater scene with pastels and dye. 

Wear old clothes as dye can be messy! 

Monday 22 April 

11.00am - 12.00pm

 

Lego® Fun - 'Above the Waves'

Help us create a beautiful ocean mural! 

Build a sea-themed Lego® creation – add it to the mural. 

Discover what others build as our collaborative art project grows! 

Wednesday 24 April

11.00am - 12.00pm

 

Tākaka Library Events

Event Details Date Time
Get Crafty – Sparkly Fish 

Create your own sparkly fish! 

Upcycle our old CDs into beautiful unique fish to be on display in the library. 

Tuesday 16 April  10.00am - 12.00pm
Lego® Fun - 'Under the Sea'

Help us create a beautiful ocean mural! 

Build a sea-themed Lego® creation – add it to the mural. 

Discover what others build as our collaborative art project grows! 

Wednesday 17 April

10.30am - 11.30am

Whatever Floats Your Boat! 

Build your very own boat. 

Will it float? 

How much weight can it hold? 

A great STEM activity exploring concepts such as buoyancy, weight, and properties of different materials. 

*Note: Adult help recommended for younger children. 

Thursday 18 April  11.00am - 12.00pm
Get Crafty – Ocean Art

Create an underwater scene with pastels and dye. 

Wear old clothes as dye can be messy! 

Tuesday 23 April 

10.00am - 12.00pm

 

Lego® Fun - 'Above the Waves'

Help us create a beautiful ocean mural! 

Build a sea-themed Lego® creation – add it to the mural. 

Discover what others build as our collaborative art project grows! 

Wednesday 24 April

2.00pm - 3.00pm

 

Murchison Library Events

Event Details Date Time
Get Crafty – Sparkly Fish 

Create your own sparkly fish! 

Upcycle our old CDs into beautiful unique fish to be on display in the library. 

Tuesday 16 April  11.00am - 12.00pm
Get Crafty – Ocean Art

Create an underwater scene with collage materials.

Tuesday 23 April 

11.00am - 12.00pm