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News and updates about our research, outreach and engagement

Credit: Ayushi Kachhara NIWA 2018

Posted on 21 September 2020

Job vacancy: Challenge Manager

If you’ve got amazing project management skills and are looking for an exciting opportunity to contribute to a critical environmental science challenge facing the nation, then we’ve got a job...

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Sediment cloud experiment set up
Credit: NIWA 2018

Posted on 11 September 2020

Benthic animals ride out innovative lab experiment 

Dog cockles and sponges are widely distributed around our coasts, where they are important in structuring communities and ecosystems.

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Credit: Ayushi Kachhara NIWA 2018

Posted on 31 August 2020

Beth Tupara-Katene joins engagement team

We are delighted to announce that Beth, who is also our Tangaroa Lead, has joined the engagement team as an Engagement Specialist – Māori.

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Recreational fishing boat credit Stuart Mackay NIWA
Credit: Stuart Mackay, NIWA

Posted on 06 July 2020

Website: tell us what you think

You may have noticed that our website has a fresh new look with gorgeous imagery of our marine world. More importantly, it makes our mahi much easier to explore.

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Josie Crawshaw fieldwork CROP

Posted on 16 June 2020

Interview with Josie Crawshaw

Dr Josie Crawshaw is an Environmental Scientist at Bay of Plenty Regional Council, with a focus on marine ecology.

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Posted on 15 June 2020

Leading our Vision Mātauranga

We work closely with Māori capturing their needs and aspirations for marine management in Aotearoa.

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Posted on 22 May 2020

90 submissions for our Innovation Fund

We received 90 expressions of interest for our Innovation Fund, from 10 universities; 29 separate businesses/industry organisation; 11 Māori businesses, researchers and iwi trusts; 4 Crown Research Institutes; and from...

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Light through the waves
Credit: Peter Marriott NIWA

Posted on 14 May 2020

Haere mai to our new Chair

We are delighted to welcome our new Chair, Tania Te Rangingangana Simpson, who brings a wealth of knowledge that is directly relevant to our research into bringing together tikanga and...

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Posted on 03 April 2020

Blue economy core research concepts open for review

The Challenge Leadership Team has developed core research project concepts for Theme 2: Creating value from a blue economy.

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Light on water credit Alexandre Schmiel NIWA 2018
Credit: Alexandre Schmiel NIWA 2018

Posted on 11 March 2020

Ngā mihi maioha, Sir Rob

Te tai ra, Te tai ra Te tai ra e pari ana ki hea E pari ana  ki te kauheke tangata Ka rongo te ao Kua rongo te po E te rangatira Kua riro atu koe...

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Ōhiwa harbour entrance

Posted on 09 March 2020

1,800+ schoolchildren (virtually) explored marine science for Seaweek

Last week (3–5 March), schoolchildren from across New Zealand travelled with LEARNZ and the Sustainable Seas Challenge to discover what's threatening mussels/kuku or kūtai, a taonga species, in Ōhiwa Harbour,...

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Posted on 28 February 2020

Blue economy: core research topics

Following a productive co-development workshop this month with central and regional government, marine industry, Māori and iwi representatives, and research organisations, we have identified 4 topics for our blue economy core...

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