The wild seas around Banks Peninsula have claimed lives and inspired poets.
The history students at Akaroa Area School will stage a multi-media presentation that brings to life 175 years of shipwrecks around this rocky coast, and season it with a sprinkling of Denis Glover's nautical poetry.
Hear first-hand about the experience from a local shipwreck survivor - John Wright.
Gold coin entry goes towards the Yellow Eyed Penguin Trust. Spot prizes.