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Modelling factors that influence community initiatives to restore marine environments
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Summary of social, ecological, and economic factors connected to community-based initiatives to restore the marine environment (June 2024)

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Nature reporting in New Zealand’s financial sectors
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Summary of nature-related disclosure developments, their implications for the financial sector, and the emerging opportunities in the field …

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Nature risks and opportunities in Hawke’s Bay
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A place-based approach to understanding nature risks and business readiness for nature disclosure (June 2024)

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Innovating aquaculture to improve social and economic well-being in coastal communities
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Summary of research that explored the potential of innovative pātiki aquaculture to generate income and empower communities to reclaim contr…

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A novel approach to aquaculture in Aotearoa New Zealand
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Growing community wellbeing with pātiki tōtara (May 2024)

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He Tauira – Exemplars of Te Ao Tūroa
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A podcast series showcasing Te Ao Tūroa principles through case studies (June 2024)

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Te Ao Tūroa wānanga – Rangatahi insights on exploring Te Ao Tūroa principles and Whakapapa o te Wai
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Videos sharing thoughts from two rangatahi who attended the wānanga (June 2024)

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Te Ao Tūroa Principles – Whakapapa, Mauri and Mana with the Mātāpuna
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Podcast series exploring the key integrity markers that bind and guide the Te Ao Tūroa Framework (June 2024)

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He Tapuwae – Concepts and principles of a Te Ao Tūroa informed economy
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A podcast describing the principles of Te Ao Turoa and how they relate to, and can inform, the development of Māori economies (June 2024)

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He Waka Māori – Mana and Mana Motuhake with the Mātāpuna
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Podcasts exploring the key concepts and principles of mana and mana motuhake (June 2024)

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Ngā Aho Kōrero – The Te Ao Māori Synthesis Journey
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A podcast featuring discussions with Te Ao Maori synthesis activity leads (June 2024)

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Utilising ecosystem services to support marine ecosystem management
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This summary provides an overview of how ecosystem services can be used as a tool in marine management and ecosystem-based management (March…

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Restorative marine economies: a framework for mobilising ecosystem-level investments
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This summary explains the key concepts of restorative economies and outlines an impact investment framework to guide questions and steps whe…

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Financing restorative economies in Aotearoa New Zealand’s marine and coastal space
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This report highlights opportunities and challenges in building restorative economies in New Zealand from the investment and finance perspec…

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Improving the marine management framework to make good decisions on seabed mining
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This summary details managing seabed mining and other marine activities, and recommends improvements to the marine management framework (Feb…

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He Poutokomanawa
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This infographic report provides an overview of some of the practices discussed throughout Whakaika Te Moana, as well as some insights into …

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He Pou Kai Āwha
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This infographic report provides an overview of the cultural context and indigenous world view within which Māori aquatic cultivation practi…

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Scaling up benthic primary productivity estimates in a large intertidal estuary using remote sensing
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Shao Z, Bryan K, Flowers G, Lehmann M & Pilditch C (September 2023)

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Taura kuku: prioritising Māori knowledge and resources to create biodegradable mussel spat settlement lines for shellfish restoration in Ōhiwa harbour
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Paul-Burke K, Burke J, Ngarimu-Cameron R, Bulmer R, Cameron K, O’Brien T, Bluett, C & Ranapia M (September 2022)

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Implications for the conservation of deep-water corals in the face of multiple stressors: a case study from the New Zealand region
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Stephenson F, Rowden A, Anderson O, Ellis J, Geange S, Brough T, Behrens E, Hewitt J, Clark M, Tracey D, Goode S, Petersen G & Lundquist C (…

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Emergence of the subtropical sea urchin Centrostephanus rodgersii as a threat to kelp forest ecosystems in northern New Zealand
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Balemi C & Shears N (August 2023)

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Auahatanga from Authenticity: Maximising opportunities for Akaroa Salmon and Ōnuku Rūnanga
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This report is focused primarily on auahatanga (differentiation) – differentiating kaitiaki-generated products from commodities and diversif…

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Literature review: Indigenising the blue economy in Aotearoa New Zealand
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This literature review explores three themes on both constraints and potential solutions for Māori transitioning to a blue economy. Rout M, …

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Designing law and policy for the health and resilience of marine and coastal ecosystems
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This is a summary of research findings into options for policy and legislative change to enable ecosystem-based management across scales in …

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Designing law and policy for the health and resilience of marine and coastal ecosystems – Lessons from (and for) Aotearoa New Zealand
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Macpherson E, Jorgensen E, Paul A, Rennie H, Fisher K, Talbot-Jones J, Hewitt J, Allison A, Banwell J & Parkinson A (June 2023)

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Sustainability disclosures in the blue economy
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This report provides a stocktake of sustainability disclosure practices and initiatives globally and in Aotearoa New Zealand, with a focus o…

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Building an interconnected blue economy in place
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This report briefly reviews the blue economy Sustainable Seas programme to date and identifies three main gaps for further attention in the …

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Our work

Sustainable Seas brought together Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest ever group of biophysical and social scientists, economists, and experts in mātauranga Māori and policy researchers. Together with Māori partners and stakeholders we embarked on our journey nearly a decade ago as one of 11 National Science Challenges, we set out to achieve this objective: To enhance utilisation of our marine resources within environmental and biological constraints.   

The Challenge has produced nearly a decade’s worth of research results, guidance, and tools from more than 100 projects. In our final year, we’ve focused on refining the key messages and recommendations on topics prioritized by the Challenge community as being critical to enabling holistic ecosystem-based management (EBM) and te ao Māori approaches – and ultimately realize a healthy ocean and prosperous blue economy.

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