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Share your favourite awa

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Share your favourite awa

Send us an image of the awa near you. Ensure there are no people in your image and always stay safe near water. 

Remember - Take only photos, leave only footprints.

We have a couple of spot prizes to give away for photos shared by 9 July 2021.

Please tell us

  • The name of your awa
  • Where it is
  • Why it is important to you.

You could also tell us:

  • What is your vision for the health of your awa?
  • How could you be a kaitiaki* for your awa? 


*Kaitiaki comes from the word Kaitiakitanga which can be described as guardianship and protection.

Kaitiakitanga is typically a collaborative effort but can start with individual actions such as:

  • learning about a local awa, including its cultural significance
  • considering how your actions impact on awa
  • exploring opportunities to participate in any current restoration work
  • contacting a local council if you think there is a need for restoration work to happen.

Find out more about about rivers and restoration work >

How to share

On Instagram - under 13 years old**

Use a school or classroom managed Instagram account to post images of the awa your students love. Add a brief description (as above). Use the hashtags #learnzfieldtrips, #learnzawasnap so we can find their posts.

On Instagram - over 13 years old

Share an image of the awa you love. Add a brief description (as above) in the post. Use the hashtags #learnzfieldtrips, #learnzawasnap so we can find your post.


Share your students' work by sending us a small file (less than 10Mb). You can do this as an attachment to share@learnz.org.nz.***

Make sure you provide us with your students' first names, year group/s and the name of your school in your email.


** Instagram requires everyone to be at least 13 years old before they can create an account. Make sure posts are from an account that clearly states in the account's bio that the account is managed by a school or teacher (or caregiver/parent–if required).

*** By sharing, you grant LEARNZ with permission to use digital creations in connection with this LEARNZ online field trip and for future promotion purposes in LEARNZ, and waive any claims to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use.