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Hawke's Bay regional study

Posted on 02 August 2022

Te Au o Te Moana - Voice of the Ocean: Anna Madarasz-Smith

Marine biologist Anna Madarasz-Smith is Science Manager at Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. She’s part of the team working with Sustainable Seas through the Hawke’s Bay regional study.

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Restorative marine economies
Credit: Greg Lois Nunes

Posted on 13 June 2022

Seafood Magazine: Doing business by ‘doing good’

Shared with permission from Seafood New Zealand Magazine - June 2022: ‘Restorative marine economies’ are practical models that foster new investments and business enterprises aiming to reverse environmental degradation and protect natural…

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Upholding the value of Pāua quota
Credit: Terra Moana

Posted on 11 April 2022

Seafood Magazine: Exploring what pāua fishery investors need to know

Shared with permission from Seafood New Zealand Magazine - April 2022Researchers from the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge are working with an east coast pāua fishery to identify and assess…

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IMG 2423

Posted on 01 April 2022

Updated Research Book highlights new projects

We’re delighted to announce the publication of the latest Research Book for the Sustainable Seas Challenge.    It includes new projects that have come on board since last April.

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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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Marine ecotourism webinar WEB

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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Rocky coast at Otarawairere Bay Sustainable Seas 2020
Credit: Sustainable Seas 2020

Posted on 11 November 2021

Updated map shows research near you

We’ve updated our Where’s our research map? to share our latest projects. The goal of the map is to connect people to research happening in and around their communities.

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Te Au o Te Moana
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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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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Posted on 29 September 2021

We’re hiring! Communications Advisor

Kia hora te marino, kia whakapapa pounamu te moana, kia tere te kārohirohi i mua i tōu huarahi  May peace be widespread, may the sea glisten like greenstone, and may the…

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Credit: Paul South/Rossella Nicolai

Posted on 14 September 2021

Seaweed biodiversity study underway on Marlborough Sounds marine farms

Early one morning in August, before the latest lockdown, a couple of seaweed scientists visited marine farms in the Marlborough Sounds to collect seaweed samples.

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