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Posted on 21 May 2021

New eDNA research helps uncover the health of our estuaries

Recent research in two Nelson estuaries shows that environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding offers a sensitive approach to detect nutrient enrichment effects.

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Marlborough Sounds
Credit: Conrad Pilditch

Posted on 13 May 2021

The ripple effects of research

There is no recipe book for managing cumulative effects in our estuaries and coasts.

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Credit: Ayushi Kachhara NIWA 2018

Posted on 22 April 2021

Nau mai, haere mai to Desna Whaanga-Schollum

We are delighted to welcome Desna to the Communications Team as our Communications Advisor – Māori. Desna has a Master of Science Communication (Otago University 2018), and a B.

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Credit: Leigh Tait/NIWA

Posted on 12 April 2021

2,000+ school kids discovered why rimurimu/seaweed is the next wonder crop

Primary school students across the country took a (virtual) field trip with the Sustainable Seas Challenge during Seaweek 2021. This was our fourth annual trip in partnership with LEARNZ.

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Credit: Marie Davis

Posted on 19 March 2021

Joint Governance Group & Kāhui Māori wānanga held this week

On Wednesday 17 March, our Governance Group and Kāhui Māori met kanohi ki te kanohi (in person) at a wānanga held at Te Manukanuka o Hoturoa Marae in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland.

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Credit: Douglas Bagg

Posted on 15 March 2021

Stakeholder survey 2020 - results

In late 2020, we surveyed our co-development partners and stakeholders for feedback on how we could improve our approach and activities to better support our mission ‘to transform Aotearoa New…

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Abel Tasman
Credit: Lesly Derksen

Posted on 21 December 2020

We're hiring! Communications Advisor - Māori

We are looking for an experienced, strategic and hands-on communications practitioner to join our small, but active, Communications Team, to share our research with Māori partners and stakeholders.

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Mangamaunu, Kaikoura
Credit: Tim Marshall

Posted on 18 December 2020

10 things you need to know about the ocean this summer

The world’s oceans are in trouble and humans are responsible. In Aotearoa New Zealand, the state of our marine environment is declining.

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Posted on 14 December 2020

Our last newsletter of 2020 is here

This year has taught us many valuable lessons, from learning to collaborate digitally (and more sustainably), to the power of collective action based on evidence.

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Ngā Tohu o Te Ao: Maramataka and marine management

Posted on 01 December 2020

Maramataka wānanga: making connections

The Ngā Tohu o te Ao project team hosted their first kanohi ki te kanohi (face-to-face) wānanga in Tauranga, which brought together the research collective of: Pakirikiri Wananga (Tokomaru Bay, Ngati…

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Posted on 30 November 2020

How ‘forests’ can help marine spatial planning

New guidance for marine managers explains how Gradient Forest models – a new ‘classification tree’ technique that predicts species composition in marine environments – can help predict biodiversity hotspots in marine areas where there is little to no available data.…

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Enhancing EBM practices
Credit: Ayushi Kachhara NIWA 2018

Posted on 30 November 2020

Community empowerment in marine spatial planning and EBM

The New Zealand Geographical Society held their biennial conference over 25-27 November at Victoria University of Wellington. The theme was Embracing Diversity: Expanding Geographies.

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