With the lengthening days, as always, there’s a shortage of time – things are getting busy in the upcoming summer months! I just want to take this opportunity to plug a few things that are happening and if you’re interested, please come along and offer a helping hand!
First things first, on this upcoming Sunday, 14 November 2010 at 9:00am, the White Shark Conservation Trust’s Mystery Ride, a charity motorbike ride being held on the North Shore. For more details, visit the link posted. Yours truly will be there as well, so come stop by and say hello, offer some support or make a donation! If you have a bike and would like to join in on the ride, it costs $20 to register. Please contact Bruce Goorney at the link posted above. All proceeds will be going to the White Shark Conservation Trust, in support of conserving and protecting the white shark, educating the public about the white shark, and of course spreading the love among like-minded people.
Secondly, I’d like to plug Sustainable Coastlines, a non-profit organisation whose founders I had the opportunity to meet recently. Sustainable Coastlines works to support communities in keeping their coastal environments clean, develop sustainable environmental practices and support coastal cleanup efforts to positively impact the environment, raise awareness and of course leave the coasts a little cleaner than they were when we found them. Sustainable Coastlines is participating in the Love Your Coast event, which is a series of coastal cleanups that are happening across New Zealand. On Monday, 6 December 2010, a cleanup is scheduled for Rangitoto Island. Other cleanups are scheduled throughout the rest of that week in Wellington, Christchurch, and Te Tai o Poutini (West Coast). Visit the posted links for more details. I highly recommend checking out Sustainable Coastlines, as they are a pretty large, well organised outfit and they offer a lot of opportunities for getting involved, especially anyone who is concerned for environmental welfare.
November is looking to be an incredibly busy month, with several more dive courses starting and therefore a lot more work to do, but I hope to post again soon with some rather exciting news – watch this space.