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It’s tiny and hard to find!
A very tiny, cute octopus is the latest addition at the Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre. It was found inside a volute shell, washed up on Pakiri Beach after the storm. It’s hard to see as it changes its colour to suit where it lives. See if you can find it!
Tonight (9 November 2014) this series features the Goat Island Marine Reserve and we are so lucky that this is our big blue backyard.
Just an hour north of Auckland – Leigh is the place to be!
Our group recently held their AGM and elected a new enthusiastic committee. Our aim is to bring more visitors to the Leigh area. Many visitors have commented that they wish they could have stayed longer to take in our beautiful scenery, beaches, birds, walks and marine life. There are plenty of options for staying in the area with three motor camps, numerous bed and breakfast rooms and self-contained accommodations.
Held Anzac Weekend 2014
Organised by the Leigh Business Commmunity this guided walk event was a huge success with over 140 participants. The walks were organised to raise awareness of Leigh’s beautiful coastline and attract visitors to the area. There were 9 groups and 8 different guided walks which gave a good variety to choose from. Many thanks to all the volunteers who made this event a success.
The NZ Herald featured ways to get up close and personal with our underwater friends
written by Elisabeth Easther.
Check out the NZ Herald link to find out more as it includes our famous Goat Island Marine Reserve.