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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

23 Tamaki Drive, Ōrākei

Auckland 1071

New Zealand

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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

21 Jun 2017 16:45:04

Hunt for the Ultimate Ocean Ranger is on!

These school holidays we are on the hunt for the ultimate Ocean Ranger. The winning ranger will be given the opportunity to experience life behind the scenes as a marine biologist here at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's! The Ocean Ranger will spend time on the ice with the penguins, learn about our awesome animals, feed the fish and turtles and will help lead our daily talks!

The Ocean Ranger needs to be aged between 8-12 years old and be available on the 10th of July.

The winning Ocean Ranger will also secure themselves and their family a VIP experience to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's which includes:

  • A behind the scenes penguin discovery experience for the whole family (x2 adults and x2 children)
  • An exclusive family sleepover (9th - 10th July) under the sharks - all to yourself!
  • Exclusive transport in the famous 'Shark Bus' (if located in the Auckland region)
  • A personalised keeper outfit
  • A SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's or Merlin's Family Annual Pass
  • Plus the opportunity to take part in SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's conservation efforts, including invitation to and participation in turtle releases and beach clean ups.


If you want to be our Ocean Ranger, tell us in 100 words or less why you love the ocean and its creatures. Please attach an image that demonstrates why you should be the SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Ocean Ranger!

Step 1:

Aspiring Ocean Rangers can submit their entry by:

Step 2:

  • You can also share your entry and photo publically on Instagram with the hashtag #UltimateOceanRanger

Good luck!

Hints & Tips for Submitting Your Response:

- If you're using mum or dad's account, make sure you ask permission!

- Or if mum or dad are helping you submit your entry, make sure they ask your permission!

- Keep your reply to 100 words or less

- Don't forget to add a picture!

- Get your entry in by midnight on 4th July 2017

Ocean Ranger Competition


a) Information on how to enter forms part of the terms of entry. Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions.


a) The 'Ocean Ranger' promotion is a game of skill, and chance plays no part in determining the winner.

b) Entry is open to residents of Auckland (NZ) only. However, employees and their immediate families of Merlin Entertainment, and their associated agencies and companies connected with this competition are not eligible to enter.

  1. 3. TIMING

a) The competition will be held once.

b) The competition will begin on the Thursday 22 June and ends at 11.59pm 3rd July 2017.

c) The winner will be selected and notified on 3rd July 2017.

d) The winner will be contacted by Merlin Entertainments to arrange the details and timings for the Ocean Ranger.

  1. 4. HOW TO ENTER

a) To enter, participants must answer in 100 words or less why they love the ocean and its creatures and share a photo that demonstrates why they (or for parents on behalf of their child, why their child) should be the SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Ocean Ranger.

b) Participants can submit their entry by:

  1. Posting their entry on the Facebook competition post
  2. Via email by submitting their entry response to: marketing@kellytarltons.co.nz

c) By submitting a response or email entry, the user thereby accepts the terms and conditions laid out within this document.

d) Incomprehensible entries will be deemed invalid.

  1. 5. THE WINNER

a) The Promoter reserves the right to request participants to provide proof of identity; proof of identification, residency and entry considered suitable for verification is at the discretion of the Promoter. In the event that a winner cannot provide suitable proof, the winner will forfeit the prize in whole and no substitute will be offered.

b) The Promoter reserves the right to verify the validity of entries and to disqualify any entry which, in the opinion of the Promoter, includes objectionable content, profanity, potentially insulting, inflammatory or defamatory statements, disqualify any entrant who tampers with the entry process, who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these terms and conditions of entry or who has, in the opinion of the Promoter, engaged in conduct in entering the promotion which is fraudulent, misleading, deceptive or generally damaging to the goodwill or reputation of the promotion and/or the Promoter. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify a winner if the Promoter becomes aware that the winner and/or the winner's entry is of a type described in this clause.

c) Entrants must be between the age of 8 - 12 and must obtain the prior permission of their legal parent or guardian (over the age of 18) to enter. The parent or guardian may be called to verify their consent and may be required to sign a release at the discretion of the Promoter. The release may also require the entrant's parent or guardian to accept responsibility for the acts and forbearances of the entrant. The release must be completed with the full name, address and telephone number of the entrant's parent or guardian. Failure to provide such proof, particulars or releases will immediately invalidate the entrant's entitlement to any prize, subject to State legislation.

d) The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any late, lost or misdirected entries including delays in the posting of photos due to technical disruptions, network congestion or for any other reason.

e) The cost of entering the competition will be dependent on the entrant's individual Internet Service Provider.

  1. 6. THE PRIZE

There will be one winner for Auckland (NZ) who will win the following prizes:

a) Major Prize: Named as SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Ocean Ranger, the winner of the "Ocean Ranger" title will win:

  1. Win their family (four persons max) x one night exclusive sleep under the sharks experience on Sunday 9th July 2017
  2. Behind the scenes penguin discovery experience for the family (four people inclusive of the winner) valid for one year from 10 July 2017.
  3. Return collection to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's in the 'Shark Bus' (from Auckland central address)
  4. Annual family pass to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's
  5. The experience of spending a day working with the curatorial team at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's, which includes:

i. feeding the animals

ii. Clean the displays and animal enclosures

iii. Learn about the sea creatures

  1. The opportunity to take part in SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's conservation efforts, including invitation to and participation in turtle releases and beach clean ups
  2. Personalised keeper uniform
  3. A selection of SEA LIFE branded toys
  4. As part of the prize, the winner may be photographed and filmed for media opportunities (inclusive of the SEA LIFE Kelly Tartlon's social media pages)
  5. The winner may be required to be available for media interviews

Approximate Value: $1500


a) In consideration for the Promoter awarding the prize to the winner, the winner hereby permits the winner's words and photograph shared during the winner's participation in the prize to appear in connection with The Promoter or the advertising or marketing thereof, in any media whatsoever throughout the world and the winner will not be entitled to any fee for such use.

b) In the event that for any reason whatsoever a winner does not take an element of the prize at the time stipulated by the Promoter then that element of the prize will be forfeited by the winner and cash will not be awarded in lieu of that element of the prize.

c) If the prize is unavailable, for whatever reason, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize for a prize of equal or greater value, subject to State Regulation. It is a condition of accepting the prize that the winner must comply with all the conditions of use of the prize and prize supplier's requirements. Each prize must be taken as stated and no compensation will be payable if a winner is unable to use the prize as stated.

d) Each valid entrant will be judged by the promoter. The judges will select the winning entry, based on the most creative, funny or knowledgeable, in the context of the competition to find the Ocean Ranger.

e) Should an entrant's contact details change during the promotional period, it is the entrant's responsibility to notify the Promoter. A request to access or modify any information provided in an entry should be directed to Promoter.

f) The promoter's decision is final and the promoter will not enter into correspondence regarding the Competition result or winning entries.

g) It is a condition of accepting the prize that the winner must comply with all the conditions of use of the prize and the prize supplier's requirements.

h) In the case of the intervention of any outside act, agent or event which prevents or significantly hinders the Promoter's ability to proceed with the competition on the dates and in the manner described in these terms and conditions, including but not limited to vandalism, power failures, tempests, natural disasters, acts of God, civil unrest, strike, war, act of terrorism, the Promoter may in its absolute discretion cancel the competition and recommence it from the start on the same conditions, subject to any directions given under State Regulation.

i) The Promoter shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for any personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with any prize/s except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law. The Promoter is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, either caused by the phone user or for any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilised in this competition, or for any technical error, or any combination thereof that may occur in the course of the administration of this competition including any omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line or telephone, mobile or satellite network failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to or alteration of entries.

j) The Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who the Promoter has reason to believe has breached any of these conditions, or engaged in any unlawful or other improper misconduct calculated to jeopardise the fair and proper conduct of the promotion. The Promoter's legal rights to recover damages or other compensation from such an offender are reserved.

k) The Promoter and their associated agencies and companies assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to, or alteration of entries, and reserves the right to take any action that may be available.

l) If for any reason this competition is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any causes beyond the control of the Promoter, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or integrity or proper conduct of this promotion, the Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, take any action that may be available, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition, subject to any direction given under State Regulation.

m) All entries become the property of the Promoter. The Promoter collects personal information about you to enable you to participate in this promotion. Information supplied when logging your comment will be used by Merlin Entertainment to contact you in the event your video is selected as part of the shortlist or is the winning entry. No further use of this information will be made without prior consent.

n) The Promoter is Merlin Entertainments 1 - 5 Wheat Road, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia. ABN: 51147624557


a) This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Facebook membership and the use of Facebook generally are subject to the Facebook prevailing terms and conditions of use available at www.facebook.com. Entrants understand that they are providing their information to the Promoter and not to Facebook. Entrants are solely responsible and liable for the content of their entries and any other information they transmit to other internet users via Facebook. To the extent permitted by law, each entrant agrees to indemnify, defend and forever hold harmless, Facebook and its associated agencies and companies, against any and all losses, actions, claims, costs, expenses and damages (of any nature) which may be incurred by an entrant in respect of the entrant's participation in the promotion. Any questions, comments or complaints about this promotion must be directed to the Promoter and not to Facebook.


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