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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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Posted on 14 December 2021

Covid-19, integrity and ‘blue washing’ – marine ecotourism operators share their thoughts and concerns for the future

As the nation gears up to explore their own backyard this summer, the country’s tourism industry is firmly focused on developing more sustainable ways to host domestic and international visitors.

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Growing marine ecotourism
Credit: Dive Tutukaka

Posted on 30 November 2021

Marine ecotourism is supporting tourism industry to build back better

As the first official day of summer kicks off tomorrow and the nation gears up to explore their own backyard, the country’s tourism industry is firmly focused on developing more…

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Project co leaders Andrew Jeffs Nicola MacDonald with Te Ao Rosieur
Credit: Simon Thrush UofA

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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Aotea Island, Great Barrier Islands
Credit: Yu Xuan Lee/Unsplash

Posted on 22 June 2021

Expert comment: Revitalising the Gulf

Today the Government has released the Revitalising the Gulf, a strategy to restore the health and mauri of the Hauraki Gulf.

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Wananga GG Kahui March 2021 CREDIT Marie Davis Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge
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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The Unseen and Gabby O'Connor
Credit: Braden Fastier

Posted on 02 March 2021

New giant collaborative artwork reveals our connection to the marine world

Combining art with science is a powerful way of communicating complex concepts in the marine environment, from climate change to ocean acidification to ki uta ki tai (mountains-to-sea connection).

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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 24 September 2019

Identifying 'blue economy' opportunities

Blue economy businesses are growing in New Zealand, but what opportunities are on the horizon? A blue economy is made up of marine activities that generate economic value and contribute positively…

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Measuring ecosystem services and assessing impacts Credit Leigh Tait NIWA
Credit: Leigh Tait NIWA

Posted on 13 September 2019

Kudos Award for Drew Lohrer

NIWA researcher Drew Lohrer was named among eight winners in the 2019 Kudos Awards in early September. Drew won the Waikato Regional Council Environmental Science Award.

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Our Seas

Posted on 29 July 2019

Beyond The Unseen: Engaging communities with science

Early findings from The Unseen research project show that participants take home clear science messages through working on art.

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Aerial headland Credit Ayushi Kachhara NIWA 2018
Credit: Ayushi Kachhara NIWA 2018

Posted on 20 June 2019

Maritime Museum talk: Aotearoa's blue economy

35 people joined researchers Nick Lewis and Jason Mika bright and early at the NZ Maritime Museum for our inaugural breakfast talk to explore what a ‘blue' economy is, and how Aotearoa can…

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