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Tuhonohono  tikanga Maori me te Ture Pakeha ki Takutai Moana

Posted on 29 October 2020

Aotearoa New Zealand’s complex marine laws

We’ve produced a poster of key pieces of legislation in our marine realm, and where they apply.

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Posted on 27 October 2020

Catching the wave: new Innovation Fund projects to grow our blue economy

Following a high level of interest, we are pleased to announce the projects that will be funded by the Innovation Fund 2020.

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Posted on 30 September 2020

Media coverage in September 2020

Morning news, episode 52 (this recording is no longer available)Māori TV/Te Ao Tapatahi A Skype interview with Dr Kura Paul-Burke, story starts at 41m45s.

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Credit: Sustainable Seas 2020

Posted on 07 September 2020

Interview with Brent Wood

Brent Wood is a Principal Technician - GIS and Spatial Data Management at NIWA, working with data from across disciplines: climate, fisheries, atmosphere, coasts and oceans.

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Posted on 31 August 2020

Media coverage in August 2020

Biodiversity Strategy Launched: expert reactionScience Media CentreDirector Julie Hall commented on the inclusion of cumulative effects and ecosystem-based management, and Project Leader Carolyn Lundquist (NIWA) provided an in-depth perspective on…

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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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Frameworks for achieving and maintaining social licence

Posted on 12 March 2020

Aquaculture – it’s not just business, it's personal

Building genuine relationships with the communities they operate in is more important for NZ aquaculture companies than environmental, social or economic factors in determining whether that company gains and maintains…

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Posted on 09 March 2020

1,800+ schoolchildren (virtually) explored marine science for Seaweek

Last week (3–5 March), schoolchildren from across New Zealand travelled with LEARNZ and the Sustainable Seas Challenge to discover what's threatening mussels/kuku or kūtai, a taonga species, in Ōhiwa Harbour,…

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Frameworks for achieving and maintaining social licence

Posted on 02 March 2020

Words matter when it comes to social licence

The term ‘social licence to operate’ (SLO) implies that communities have the power to grant or withhold approval for marine businesses, but new research suggests otherwise.

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Posted on 28 February 2020

Blue economy: core research topics

Following a productive co-development workshop this month with central and regional government, marine industry, Māori and iwi representatives, and research organisations, we have identified 4 topics for our blue economy core…

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Credit: Paula Blackett

Posted on 14 February 2020

Guide to catalyse participation in decision-making

The Ingredients Tool is a practical resource for marine managers, and others, to support broad participation in marine decision-making. It can be adapted to suit local circumstances and priorities.

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Enabling inter agency collaboration on cumulative effects credit dave allen NIWA
Credit: Dave Allen NIWA

Posted on 10 December 2019

'Toolkit' for managing cumulative effects

The latest Resource Management Journal is a special issue about our collaborative research into how management of cumulative effects (CE) can be improved.

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