Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean

First hand account of Cook's last voyage, 1776 - 1780, from on board the Discovery (Cook was on board the Resolution). Contains details of the visit to Ship Cove / Meretoto on that voyage, including the flora and fauna as encountered by the crew at the time.

Meretoto/Ship Cove and Motuara Island field trip

This resource has been developed to assist teachers in providing an interesting and exciting outdoor education experience at Ship Cove and Motuara Island. Learn about Captain Cook’s favourite landing place and how New Zealand's plants and wildlife live on a pest-free island in the Marlborough Sounds.

This educational resource contains background information on the natural and human history of the island, suggestions for class and site-based activities, and student activity sheets. “Getting there” information is included, and other things to take into consideration when planning your class trip.

Our Primary Industries - sustainable futures through animal welfare, biosecurity, and food systems

Travel to Nelson to see how some of our primary industries are using science and technology to enhance the value of their products and ensure they remain sustainable. This field trip is supported by the Ministry for Primary Industries.

For a sustainable future, our primary industries need to maintain the highest standards of biosecurity, food safety, and animal welfare. During the field trip, you will see how these systems work together to protect and grow our primary industries and our way of life in New Zealand.