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News and updates about our research, outreach and engagement

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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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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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Credit: Dave Allen NIWA

Posted on 10 December 2021

Workshop on targets and limits with Ministry for the Environment

On 10 December, we ran a workshop with officials from the Ministry for the Environment's estuaries team on limits and targets.

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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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Building a seaweed sector
Credit: Leigh Tait/NIWA

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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Credit: Koon Chakhatrakan

Posted on 24 May 2021

Media statement: Budget 2021

"Sustainable Seas welcomes the Budget 2021 allocation to establish a robust national environmental monitoring and reporting framework.

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Posted on 21 May 2021

New eDNA research helps uncover the health of our estuaries

Recent research in two Nelson estuaries shows that environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding offers a sensitive approach to detect nutrient enrichment effects.

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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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Posted on 08 June 2020

EBM: a remedy for Aotearoa New Zealand’s oceans

To celebrate World Ocean’s Day, this short animation explains what ecosystem-based management (EBM) is, and why Aotearoa New Zealand’s coasts and oceans need it.

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Posted on 29 February 2020

Media coverage in February 2020

Fish of the Day (Ep 10)TV ThreeJeroen Jongejans of Dive Tutukaka, the ecotourism representative on our Stakeholder Panel, was interviewed about the contribution of healthy marine ecosystem to the local economy…

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Credit: Hamish McCormick

Posted on 04 December 2019

Decision-making in the face of uncertainty

The Tipping points team proposes harnessing expert opinions from scientists and mātauranga Māori holders to bridge key knowledge gaps so marine managers can plan for different outcomes and prevent tipping points.…

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