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

Posted on 09 March 2022

Patterns bring The Unseen to life

Gabby O’Connor’s bright idea bringing art and science together came to her when she was in Antarctica, watching measuring instruments being lowered into the icy ocean depths.

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The Unseen
Credit: Charlotte Panton

Posted on 09 March 2022

Collaborative artwork installed at National Aquarium of New Zealand

Following exhibitions in Whakatū/Nelson, Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington and Tauranga, art-science project The Unseen has now made its way to the National Aquarium of New Zealand in Ahuriri/Napier.

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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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Posted on 31 March 2021

Media coverage in March 2021

School kids to go on virtual field trip to learn about seaweedRNZ Midday Report – Julie Hall was interviewed about the LEARNZ trip, and potential of seaweed as a new…

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Posted on 28 February 2021

Media coverage in January & February 2021

Glider observations in New Zealand’s shelf seas Marine Tech Talk (podcast) – Marketing Director at Teledyne Marine Melissa Rossi interviewed Khushboo Jhugroo and Joe O'Callaghan about their ocean glider research (Episode 28,…

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Posted on 14 December 2020

Our last newsletter of 2020 is here

This year has taught us many valuable lessons, from learning to collaborate digitally (and more sustainably), to the power of collective action based on evidence.

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Hawke's Bay regional study

Posted on 10 September 2020

System mapping complete in Hawke’s Bay

System mapping is complete for the Hawke’s Bay regional study.

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Hawke's Bay regional study

Posted on 24 September 2019

Case study focuses on improving Hawke’s Bay

A collaboration with the Hawke’s Bay Marine and Coastal Group (HBMaC) will map environmental stressors, their interactions, and provide guidance for reducing their impacts.

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Dynamic Seas
Credit: Rob Suisted

Posted on 30 July 2018

Award recognises contribution to marine science

University of Waikato scientist Professor Conrad Pilditch is the 2018 winner of the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society Award.

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