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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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Elizabeth Jane Macpherson
Credit: Corey Blackburn / The University of Canterbury

Posted on 26 November 2021

Project leader awarded for Indigenous water rights research

Associate Professor Elizabeth Jane Macpherson, project leader for the Policy and legislation for EBM project, has been presented the 2021 Royal Society Te Apārangi Early Career Research Excellence Award for…

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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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Posted on 27 July 2021

Making law to protect the future of our ocean

This article is republished with permission from University of Canterbury. Read the original article.

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Fish at Poor Knight's Island
Credit: Dive! Tutukaka

Posted on 22 March 2021

Media statement on PMCSA The Future of Commercial Fishing in Aotearoa New Zealand

Julie Hall, Challenge Director:“The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor’s recommendations are in line with the Government’s desire for holistic, ecosystem-based fisheries management to support a healthier ocean that provides for future…

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Boat trip at Poor Knight's Island
Credit: Dive! Tutukaka

Posted on 18 February 2021

Expert comment: PCE report on sustainable tourism

Today, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment released their latest report 'Not 100% – but four steps closer to sustainable tourism'.

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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 15 June 2020

Leading our Vision Mātauranga

We work closely with Māori capturing their needs and aspirations for marine management in Aotearoa.

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Light through the waves
Credit: Peter Marriott NIWA

Posted on 14 May 2020

Haere mai to our new Chair

We are delighted to welcome our new Chair, Tania Te Rangingangana Simpson, who brings a wealth of knowledge that is directly relevant to our research into bringing together tikanga and…

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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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Credit: Graham Prentice, mychillybin

Posted on 03 July 2019

Haere mai: new leader for Tangaroa

We are delighted to welcome Beth Tupara-Katene as the leader for Tangaroa.

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Ecosystem based management within Aotearoa New Zealands existing legislative framework
Credit: NZ Story/Chris Williams

Posted on 16 May 2019

Does NZ legislation enable EBM?

Marine law and policies will need  to be updated to fully embrace ecosystem-based management (EBM) principles say researchers from the EBM within Aotearoa New Zealand’s legal framework project.

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