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Whakamana te maunga

Whakamana te wai

He mauri o ngā tangata

Ngā mea katoa he pai

If we look after the water

from the mountains to sea,

it will look after us.

It is our life force.

This website is still under construction

teacher resources NZ, EMR and WBC, community events, school programmes, catchment restoration


Our goal is to empower and support communities to achieve marine and freshwater conservation through science based experiential programmes, resources, projects and community engagement.



Mountains to Sea has been running school programmes since 2002 through our programmes Experiencing Marine Reserves (EMR) and Whitebait Connection (WBC). Students learn in the classroom, then get out into their local environment which is compared to a pristine environment. We can offer snorkel experiences as well as  

The programmes are tailored to each school with a limited number of fully funded programmes available as well as user paid options. 

Monitoring and Restoration Projects

Coming soon

Community events

Coming soon


Our Stories

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Our Galleries

View the photographs from our delivery

All in all, this has been one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. If I could suggest anything to anyone, it would be to volunteer for EMR and make sure that you visit this incredible taonga.

Koha Kahui-McConnell