Tīkapa Moana / Hauraki Gulf is ailing
The Gulf, a precious part of our country
The Tīkapa Moana / Hauraki Gulf is a stunning coastal feature of the North Island of New Zealand. It has an area of 12,000km2 and lies between the Auckland Region, the Hauraki Plains, the Coromandel Peninsula and Great Barrier Island. The Hauraki Gulf Marine Park is New Zealand's largest marine reserve and is home to over 20 species of marine mammals including the bottlenose dolphin. It is of significant cultural, environmental, ecological, economic and spiritual significance.
Environment in decline
Over the last century our land use changes, fishing methods and industry have had a devastating impact on Tīkapa Moana / The Hauraki Gulf. Pollution is on the rise with heavy metals, sewage and many forms of waste entering the gulf, harmful fishing practices are leading to declining fish stocks, biodiversity is falling and there is marked decline in mauri (life force).
We're running a holistic innovation lab working with mind, body and spirit to improve the environment and restore the Life Force of the Gulf.
Objectives of the Oceans Lab
Do you have:
A deep connection and commitment to be working in the restoration of the life force of the environment / moana (ocean) and even more specifically Tīkapa Moana / Hauraki Gulf.
A desire to innovate to create a new world.
Self awareness with the desire to heal and grow yourself.
A longing to understand the whakapapa (history) and the depth of this system.
Eagerness to work in a team connected to this mission.
You will get to:
Spend four days on the water and on islands in the Gulf developing yourself and your ideas to improve the Gulf.
Learn about environmental issues the Gulf faces, hearing from stakeholders across the ecosystem.
Learn indigenous based leadership and innovation methodologies with leading coaches and facilitators.
Connect and build a network with other passionate environmentalists.
Receive follow up support to develop and take forward a solution to improve the Gulf.
6 September - Application Deadline.
15 September - Confirmation of participation.
29 October - 1 November - Four day full-time immersive Lab experience on the Hauraki Gulf.
29 November - 10th December Two in person workshops in Auckland.
2 November - 30 January - Ongoing support to develop idea including support with refining and testing your idea as well as access to partnership and funding opportunities to bring solutions to life. One of which includes apply for funding through G.I.F.T. This will include two half day workshops (dates tbc).
Thanks to our great partners we are able to heavily subsidise the cost of the lab. We are offering a pay as you can model, below is what is recommended. Please be honest about your situation, as your payment may or may not subsidise another to attend. Costs include boat tour and travel to an Island in the Gulf where all food and accommodation is covered for the 4 days.
Employees from for-profit organisation $800
Employees from government $600
Employees of non profits / social enterprises $400
Scholarship / Unwaged individuals $200
We want to ensure that the costs do not prevent the right people from participating, if money is a barrier, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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