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Posted on 01 April 2022

Media coverage in March 2022

‘We have a full pharmacopoeia of plants’: Q&A with Māori researcher Nicola MacdonaldMongabay – Project Co-leader for Kohunga Kutai, Nicola MacDonald, shares how researchers are using Western science and mātauranga Māori to create…

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Credit: Dave Allen NIWA

Posted on 18 February 2022

Education resource: Restoring kuku beds

The team behind the Awhi Mai Awhi Atu project are bringing together mātauranga Māori and western science to help understand the degrading harbour and aid the recovery of the once abundant…

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Agrisea Tane and Clare Bradley with seaweed

Posted on 11 February 2022

Te Au o Te Moana – Voice of the Ocean: Clare Bradley

Clare Bradley leads a sustainable whānau owned rimurimu/seaweed business.

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Posted on 31 December 2021

Media coverage in December 2021

Scheme aims to establish commercial seaweed farming sector  Stuff – A new five-million-dollar seaweed farming pilot programme in the Hauraki gulf draws insights from our Seaweed sector review.

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Posted on 01 December 2021

Media coverage in November 2021

Breakfast this morning (no longer available)  Building a seaweed sector project leader Serean Adams (Cawthron Institute) talked to John Campbell on Breakfast this morning to share how 900 native seaweed species can remove nutrients, increase biodiversity and protect shorelines in…

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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.

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Credit: Leigh Tait NIWA

Posted on 01 November 2021

Seafood Magazine: Seaweed could be a game changer

Shared with permission from Seafood New Zealand Magazine - October 2021:A prosperous rimurimu/seaweed sector has massive potential to improve the health and well-being of Aotearoa New Zealand, new research shows.

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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.

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Posted on 31 October 2021

Media coverage in October 2021

The massive potential of the seaweed sectorSeafoodNZ magazine/October 2021 – Article (p38–39) about the Building a seaweed sector project and our recent report reviewing the sector.  

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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.

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Project co leaders Andrew Jeffs Nicola MacDonald with Te Ao Rosieur
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Posted on 01 September 2021

Seafood Magazine: Creating a sustainable mussel spat supply with mātauranga Māori

Shared with permission from Seafood New Zealand Magazine - June 2021:Indigenous knowledge and expertise are at the forefront of creating more sustainable pathways for the largest and most valuable aquaculture industry…

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Posted on 16 August 2021

Developing a rimurimu/seaweed sector would hugely benefit Aotearoa New Zealand

A prosperous rimurimu/seaweed sector has massive potential to improve the health and well-being of Aotearoa New Zealand, our research shows.

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