At least 12 Heads in the Sand events were held today – with Motueka as a late addition to the announced list – to give the Government an unambiguous message: get your heads out of the sand and start doing something real about climate change. Images from those events will be appearing on Facebook, with a selection below.

220 people took part in Heads in the Sand at Christchurch's New Brighton beach. This photo gives you a sense of the scale of the event. Photo credit: Alan Bishop

220 people took part in Heads in the Sand at Christchurch’s New Brighton beach. This photo gives you a sense of the scale of the event. Photo credit: Alan Bishop

Mission Bay, Auckland: looking across a lot of Heads in the Sand to Rangitoto at one of 4 Auckland events today

Mission Bay, Auckland: looking across a lot of Heads in the Sand to Rangitoto at one of 4 Auckland events today

220 Christchurch people came to New Brighton Beach for #HeadsInSandNZ. Photo credit: Ruth Dyson

220 Christchurch people came to New Brighton Beach for #HeadsInSandNZ. As local MP Megan Woods said, “Sea level rise will get real here!” Photo credit: Ruth Dyson MP

Images from Wellington’s event at Oriental Bay: whether it’s many of the close to 100 participants high up the beach or one activist daring┬áthe rising sea, the message is clear: get your head out of the sand on climate change, John Key.

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Browns Bay: part of the crew who turned out for our North Shore #HeadsInSandNZ event which was organised over the last couple of days.

Browns Bay: part of the crew who turned out for our North Shore #HeadsInSandNZ event which was organised over the last couple of days. Photo credit: Gabriele Schmidt-Adam

 

Waiheke took on Heads in the Sand in their own distinctive style. Photo: Peter Rees

Waiheke took on Heads in the Sand in their own distinctive style. Photo: Peter Rees

 

At Bethells Beach, West Auckland, participants gather prior to #HeadsInSandNZ

At Bethells Beach, West Auckland, participants gather prior to #HeadsInSandNZ

At Bethells Beach, this dog was resolutely on-message for #HeadsInSandNZ. Photo credit: A. Rogers / NZ Greens

At Bethells Beach, this dog was resolutely on-message for #HeadsInSandNZ. Photo credit: A. Rogers / NZ Greens

Again at Bethells Beach, Green MP Jan Logie shows her commitment to #HeadsInSandNZ in acrobatic style. Photo credit: A. Rogers / NZ Greens

Again at Bethells Beach, Green MP Jan Logie shows her commitment to #HeadsInSandNZ in acrobatic style. Photo credit: A. Rogers / NZ Greens

It looks a bit nippy at Dunedin's St Clair beach, but that didn't stop these #HeadsInSandNZ participants

It looks a bit nippy at Dunedin’s St Clair beach, but that didn’t stop these #HeadsInSandNZ participants. Photo credit: Ruby Harris

At Dunedin's St Clair beach,   participants face the dunes that separate low-lying South Dunedin from the sea. Photo credit: Namakau Nalumango

At Dunedin’s St Clair beach, participants face the dunes that separate low-lying South Dunedin from the sea. Photo credit: Namakau Nalumango

At Invercargill's Oreti Beach, it was climate change rather than toheroa that had people digging in the sand. Photo credit: Dave Kennedy

At Invercargill’s Oreti Beach, it was climate change rather than toheroa that had people digging in the sand. Photo credit: Dave Kennedy