New Zealand celebrates Seaweek 2006

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Thousands of people across New Zealand will be taking to the beaches this week to celebrate Seaweek, which runs from March 5 to 12. The Department of Conservation has organised a range of activities which will encourage people to learn more about their local marine areas.

Over 100 events are scheduled nationwide, from beach clean-ups and albatross adventures to public seminars and sandcastle competitions.