Stories of the Sea is an opportunity for you to connect with a senior person – a grandparent, older relative, friend, neighbour – who may be missing your visits.
Give them a call and see if they have a story of the sea; a New Zealand ocean tale from when they were young!
Check out the story guidelines below, and sumbit the story using the form at the bottom of this page.
We’ll carefully choose three of these special stories and turn them into short animated videos!
Our unsustainable activities have had tragic consequences for our precious moana. We’ve seen a serious decline in ocean health over only one person's life-time. But it was not always this way!
There are people around today who still remember the sea as thriving and abundant. A healthy ocean was a reality only one generation ago! We must listen to our elders and learn from the past to ensure future generations can tell wonderful ocean stories to their own mokopuna.
We appreciate these stories may be very precious to you and your whānau.
Consent and trust are our priority - we will treat your Stories of the Sea with the respect they deserve.