News and updates about our research, outreach and engagement

Growing marine ecotourism
Credit: Dive Tutukaka

Posted on 30 November 2021

Marine ecotourism is supporting tourism industry to build back better

As the first official day of summer kicks off tomorrow and the nation gears up to explore their own backyard, the country’s tourism industry is firmly focused on developing more…

Elizabeth Jane Macpherson
Credit: Corey Blackburn / The University of Canterbury

Posted on 26 November 2021

Project leader awarded for Indigenous water rights research

Associate Professor Elizabeth Jane Macpherson, project leader for the Policy and legislation for EBM project, has been presented the 2021 Royal Society Te Apārangi Early Career Research Excellence Award for…

Rocky coast at Otarawairere Bay Sustainable Seas 2020
Credit: Sustainable Seas 2020

Posted on 11 November 2021

Updated map shows research near you

We’ve updated our Where’s our research map? to share our latest projects. The goal of the map is to connect people to research happening in and around their communities.

Te Au o Te Moana
Credit: Waikawa, Māhia © Desna Whaanga-Schollum

Posted on 05 November 2021

Registration open for Te Au o Te Moana | Conference 2022

We are delighted to announce that registration is open for Te Au o Te Moana – The Voice of the Ocean, our Conference 2022.

Building a seaweed sector
Credit: Leigh Tait/NIWA

Posted on 01 November 2021

Six rimurimu/seaweed species could put Aotearoa New Zealand on the map

Rimurimu/seaweed should be a natural contributor to Aotearoa New Zealand’s blue economy because there is a wealth of diversity of species growing along our coastlines.

Aerial over estuary in Wenderholm Regional Park, Wairewa
Credit: Aaron Birch/Unsplash

Posted on 25 October 2021

Haere rā Charlotte

Kia hora te marino, kia whakapapa pounamu te moana, kia tere te kārohirohi i mua i tōu huarahi May peace be widespread, may the sea glisten like greenstone, and may the…

Eva and Chewie - distance
Credit: Pawel Szymonczyk

Posted on 21 October 2021

Interview with: Eva Siwicka

Originally from Poland, Eva Siwicka moved to New Zealand in 2017 to complete her PhD with our Ecosystem services project.

campbell island 2012
Credit: Kyle Morrison/NIWA

Posted on 18 October 2021

Seabirds, not treebirds for this year’s elections

We are again officially throwing our support behind the toroa/Antipodean albatross for Bird of the Year/Te Manu Rongonui o Te Tau.

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Posted on 30 September 2021

Media coverage in September 2021

Deep impactNew Zealand Geographic – Awhi Mai Awhi Atu project leader Kura Paul-Burke was profiled about her research and actions in Ōhiwa Harbour.

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Posted on 29 September 2021

We’re hiring! Communications Advisor

Kia hora te marino, kia whakapapa pounamu te moana, kia tere te kārohirohi i mua i tōu huarahi  May peace be widespread, may the sea glisten like greenstone, and may the…

seaweed trip 2
Credit: Paul South/Rossella Nicolai

Posted on 14 September 2021

Seaweed biodiversity study underway on Marlborough Sounds marine farms

Early one morning in August, before the latest lockdown, a couple of seaweed scientists visited marine farms in the Marlborough Sounds to collect seaweed samples.

Polaris tender Niad jetting off
Credit: Lana Young

Posted on 13 September 2021

Recording of our submission on the draft NBA Bill now available

On Thursday last week, Degradation and recovery theme leader Professor Conrad Pilditch and Policy and legislation for EBM project leader Associate Professor Elizabeth Macpherson presented to the Environment Select Committee…