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Tex & Bundy Official Tangaroa Blue Ambassadors!

Tex and BundyTex and Bundy "Dog on the Bike" support countless charities and are Official Champions for Prostate Cancer Foundation and Official Ambassadors for Project KidSafe Foundation. Bundy, a stumpy-tailed (Smithfield) Australian Cattle Dog is the world's fastest motorcycling dog and has travelled over 600,000kms on Tex's bike!

And...Tex and Bundy do it all for charity!

In August Tex & Bundy joined Tangaroa Blue for the Chilli Beach Clean Up in Cape York where we heard about the awsome work that the team is doing around the country! Bundy is a certified service dog, and they are often asked to lead various charity rides which then lead to hospital visits for the sick, elderly, palliative care, children’s wards and terminally ill kids. Seeing the smiles and hope that they gave, not only to those hospital bound, but to the general public as well.

And we are proud to announce that Bundy is now official Tangaroa Blue ambassador, helping to spread the message around the country about marine debris, and the importance of keep our oceans clean, healthy and plastic free!

To learn more about Tex & Bundy visit their Facebook page or keep an eye out on our calendar - we'll let you know the next time Tex & Bundy will be coming along to one of our clean ups!


2013 Cairns Underwater Film Festival!

2013 CairnsUnderwaterFilmFestival-32The 2013 Cairns Underwater Film Festival held on August 24th at the Civic Centre was again, a huge success! With more than 750 photo and film enteries from talented photographers around the world all vying for over $50,000 in prizes, the images and films all showcased the beauty and diversity of our ocean environment.

But the big winners for the evening were the three charities who shared the $20,000 worth of donations that the festival raised! Tangaroa Blue Foundation, The Cairns Turtle Rehab Centre and the Minke Whale Research Project all work hard to protect our oceans and marine life, and were all thrilled at the support from everyone who attended the event, and the organisers and supporters, who once again put on a great evening!

Tangaroa Blue 2013 WA Coastal Award Winner!

2013 WA Coastal AwardsThe 2013 WA State Coastal Conference was an informative and motivational event. Did you know that in Albany there are rock formations that fit to within 1mm of those in the Antarctic; demonstrating that we were connected many years ago?

The coastal conference was spread over two days in Esperance with the WA Coastal Awards of Excellence ceremony held one evening. The magnificent coastline of the Esperance region was an inspiring setting for the event. The Tangaroa Blue Foundation had a 20 minute allocation to present our report on plastic resin pellets in the Perth metropolitan area and the evidence of their domestic release to the Swan River catchment. The presentation was well received and the audience were shocked to discover the severity of the issue. This opportunity exposed the issue to the wider community and we hope that it will encourage collaboration with other coastal organisations and institutions that were listening, so that we can tackle this problem in a sustainable way.


Cairns Underwater Film Festival launches 2013 photo & film competition

Cuff-flyer-2013-frontThe photo and film competition for the Cairns Underwater Film Festival has recently opened with a huge prize pool, new categories and again raising money for the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation and the Minke Whale Project. We are also excited to announce another local charity that we are raising funds for - Tangaroa Blue Foundation whose aim is to reduce marine debris in our oceans.

This year the festival hope to draw new levels of international interest by running a freshly created category aimed at international entries.
The competition is running over the next two months leading up to the festival, with entries for the film competition closing on the 10th July, whilst the photo competition closes on the 24th July.

Festival organisers are now calling on local underwater photographers and filmmakers to get their entries ready. "Each year the festival continues to grow." said festival board member Wayne Williams. "It is all about celebrating the beauty of the underwater world and encouraging people to get out and experience it."


Tangaroa Blue Charity Trivia Night a Huge Success!

20130612 Trivia NightOn June 12th Tangaroa Blue Foundation featured as the "local charity of the month" in The Central Hotel and K-Star Trivia's new joint project; Charity Trivia Nights. Each month a local charity has been selected to hold a fundraiser and Tangaroa Blue jumped at the chance to have a fun local fundraising event.

Over 100 people attended on Wednesday night for general knowledge and fun at The Central Hotel in Port Douglas. 19 teams registered, which included 4 tourist teams that joined in on the night! There were some crazy "Tangaroa Blue friendly" team names such as, Dirty Filthy Beaches and Super Clean Trash Baggers as well as Pink Clams and Ninja Turtles. Many local businesses joined in with teams representing the Wildlife Habitat Park, Poseidon, Synergy, Wavelength and the Port Village Medical Centre!