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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: Waikawa, Māhia © Desna Whaanga-Schollum

Posted on 25 February 2022

Te Au o Te Moana | Special webinar series

Following the cancellation of our 2022 conference Te Au o Te Moana - The Voice of the Ocean, we are pleased to announce a special webinar series.

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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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Project Co Leader Kura Paul Burke collecting patangaroa
Credit: Kura Paul Burke

Posted on 01 January 2022

Seafood Magazine: Harvesting bioactives from seastars to save kuku/mussel beds

Shared with permission from Seafood New Zealand Magazine - December 2021:An over-abundance of pātangaroa (11-armed seastars) is causing a dramatic decline in populations of kuku/kutai (mussels), pipi and cockles in coastal…

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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 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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Credit: Leigh Tait NIWA

Posted on 07 December 2021

Seaweed could be the answer for skin and environment safe suncare products

Kiwi scientists are investigating if Aotearoa New Zealand’s seaweed and algae can be used in sun care products that are healthy for our skin and the environment.

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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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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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Offshore wind farm
Credit: Nicholas Doherty

Posted on 25 November 2021

Connecting our research to the offshore wind industry

On 25 November, we virtually attended the Offshore Future Energy Forum.

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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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Kaikoura seaweed species
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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