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Marine Information Centre

The Marine Information Centre at Port Taranaki

The building has been refurbished with funding from TSB Community Trust and AWE, and its partners.
 
The opening ceremony on 27th October 2012 celebrated a project which drew on many skills and required a planning process which took more than two years.
Marine Information Centre opening    Inside the Centre

The garden around the centre has some rare Taranaki coastal plants which were grown by the children at Moturoa Primary School.

The walls show the underwater life of the Taranaki region, particularly the spectacular species found in the two Marine Reserves, Parininihi and Tapuae.The design gives one a feeling of being out at sea, with a view of the coastline, and surrounded by the marine organisms and habitats. The graphic design was by Hall of Design, and the continuous image panel was constructed by FutureGraphix

A set of marine educational resources are being developed by the Society on the following themes, and with links to other web sites. See our pages on resources

Coastal Plants
Bird Life
Intertidal LIfe
Underwater environments and life
Marine Mammals


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