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People interacting with The Unseen at The Engine Room, Wellington
Credit: Charlotte Panton

Posted on 07 May 2021

Tauranga schoolkids helping create a giant rope artwork about marine science

From 10–14 May, daily workshops will be held with 450 local students from 7 Tauranga schools looking at the tides, kai moana species and historical land reclamation in the Tauranga…

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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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Awhi Mai Awhi Atu mussel restoration success - September 2020
Credit: Dave Allen

Posted on 14 September 2020

Early signs of success at mussel ‘restoration stations’

Commercial mussel lines are great at catching mussel spat, but are predominantly made of plastic.

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Posted on 28 November 2017

Video: Community participation in marine restoration

Patrick Barrett and Priya Kurian gave a presentation about the restoration of the Ōngātoro/Maketu estuary at the NZ Coastal Society conference.

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Tipping points in ecosystem structure function and services

Posted on 21 November 2017

Tipping Points team receives sustainability award

The NZ Coastal Society Conference’s Sustainability Award promotes sustainable coastal leadership and action in New Zealand, with the greenstone mere representing the winner’s mana and kaitiakitanga.

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Posted on 07 April 2017

What do Kiwis value about our seas?

New Zealanders in Nelson, Golden Bay and Tauranga told us what they appreciate most about our coastal and marine spaces.

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Mudflats Credit Lundquist NIWA 2018
Credit: Lundquist NIWA 2018

Posted on 29 March 2017

National estuary experiment gets off the (muddy) ground

Field work has begun for a national study assessing the potential risks and consequences of nutrient and sediment runoff on marine ecosystems.

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