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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.

After an extended break due to the pandemic, we are excited to bring the Sustainable Seas community – researchers, governance, co-developers, Māori partners, stakeholders, and more – together again kanohi ki te kanohi (in person) on 24–25 February 2022, at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand.

About the name Te Au o Te Moana – The Voice of the Ocean

The name was suggested to us as the overarching kaupapa or theme for our work by Joe Harawira from the Challenge Kāhui Māori. Te Au o Te Moana means the voice, the sounds, the cry of the ocean. In Hawai’i they refer to this as ‘the ocean tides’ referring to the sounds, nature and size of the tides, as well as the material they carry.  It denotes a voice or information/insight into what is going on above, within, and beneath the waves - a sense of the state of the ocean and our responsibility and relationship to the mauri, wairua, mana, and tapu within. 

As well as strengthening connections within our Challenge Community and discussing our collective progress towards better marine management for a healthy moana and sustainable use, the conference is an opportunity to explore through our research our roles, relationships and responsibilities to the ocean.

See the event listing for information about registration and the programme.

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