Posted on 30 June 2022

Media coverage in June 2022

Making positive impact on ocean law reform

Mirage News – Elizabeth Macpherson discusses creating change for the better to protect our ocean and sustainably manage relationships between people and marine environments.

Indigenous, ingenious and sustainable aquaculture from the distant past to today

Mongabay – Nicola MacDonald discusses the Kōhanga Kūtai project and its aims to replace the plastic ropes used by mussel farmers with more sustainable alternatives. 

Professor Kura Paul-Burke

Waatea News – Kura Paul-Burke, joined by Nicola MacDonald, speaks about her involvement with the LEARNZ virtual field trip as a way of bringing mātauranga Māori into mainstream education. 

Ki uta ki tai: NIWA’s role in mountains-to-sea estuarine management

Feds News – Project co-leader Drew Lohrer discusses the work being done to investigate the health and functioning of estuaries, in collaboration with iwi partners, Our Land and Water and the Ministry for the Environment.

Green growth in a blue setting

Engineering NZ – Leadership team member Chris Cornelisen shares how technological innovation will be key in creating a blue economy, while project leader Jason Mika comments on incorporating Māori perspectives and knowledge.

Paving the way for seaweed farming

Farmers Weekly – Project leader Serean Adams discusses New Zealand's fledgling seaweed industry and the work being done to develop a seaweed sector framework.

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Developing a seaweed sector framework for Aotearoa New Zealand.

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