Tasman Bay Guardians (TBG) are the Nelson/Tasman regional providers for the Whitebait Connection. TBG were found in 2017 and are passionate about the importance of connecting our young people to their local environment through education and experience. We know that children who are more connected to their environment have a greater likelihood of looking after it in the future. Our goal is that every school in Te Tau Ihu (Nelson/Tasman) has the opportunity to participate in the Experiencing Marine Reserves and/or Whitebait Connection programmes.
Tasman Bay Guardians facilitate cleanups, plantings, restorations and others we hope to achieve much greater things by creating positive interactions amongst the stakeholders. Our strategy considers the needs of mana whenua. We are actively involved in the world leading Sustainable Seas Science Challenge and have a mandate to lead the marine spatial management process for Te Tai o Aorere from the Nelson Biodiversity Strategy. We love to explore rivers and seas, we want to share their magic with you.
Nelson/Tasman Regional Coordinator