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Written by EMR (press release) Scoop   
Thursday, 17 September 2009

The world’s first human chain around the world’s first student-driven marine reserve was a success today.

1005 Northland students, parents’ teachers and community members formed the chain around the landward boundary of the Whangarei Harbour Marine Reserve at Reotahi (Motukaroro) today.

The Experiencing Marine Reserves (EMR) programme, supported by the Department of Conservation, organised this event to celebrate conservation week and the reserves upcoming third anniversary.

Today saw months of planning come to fruition. We got through the day with no incidents, says EMR’s Nicki Wakefield, co-organiser and operations manager for the event.

Boats marked the seaward boundary including Ingrid Visser's Orca Research and Dive Tutukaka’s ‘Perfect Day’.

40 Ngunguru School students had the most unique form of transport...

Kerikeri Primary was one of 15 schools that made up the chain and travelled the longest distance. 40 Ngunguru School students had the most unique form of transport, with the journey from Tutukaka to Whangarei Harbour on board Perfect Day. Hundreds of students attended from Kamo High School, the original applicant of this reserve.

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Related story: 1098-strong chain gang forms to show support for marine reserve

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