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Building a seaweed sector
Credit: Leigh Tait/NIWA

Posted on 16 August 2021

Developing a rimurimu/seaweed sector would hugely benefit Aotearoa New Zealand

A prosperous rimurimu/seaweed sector has massive potential to improve the health and well-being of Aotearoa New Zealand, our research shows.

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Credit: Chris Yang

Posted on 22 May 2021

Mud: when there’s too much in our estuaries

On May 20, 2021, 104 attendees from 9 different councils, 4 different universities, and 2 different countries gathered online to learn about the problem of mud in Aotearoa New Zealand’s…

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Marlborough Sounds
Credit: Conrad Pilditch

Posted on 13 May 2021

The ripple effects of research

There is no recipe book for managing cumulative effects in our estuaries and coasts.

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

Posted on 07 May 2021

Tauranga schoolkids helping create a giant rope artwork about marine science

From 10–14 May, daily workshops will be held with 450 local students from 7 Tauranga schools looking at the tides, kai moana species and historical land reclamation in the Tauranga…

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Credit: Ayushi Kachhara NIWA 2018

Posted on 22 April 2021

Nau mai, haere mai to Desna Whaanga-Schollum

We are delighted to welcome Desna to the Communications Team as our Communications Advisor – Māori. Desna has a Master of Science Communication (Otago University 2018), and a B.

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Credit: Leigh Tait/NIWA

Posted on 12 April 2021

2,000+ school kids discovered why rimurimu/seaweed is the next wonder crop

Primary school students across the country took a (virtual) field trip with the Sustainable Seas Challenge during Seaweek 2021. This was our fourth annual trip in partnership with LEARNZ.

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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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Waihi
Credit: Douglas Bagg

Posted on 15 March 2021

Stakeholder survey 2020 - results

In late 2020, we surveyed our co-development partners and stakeholders for feedback on how we could improve our approach and activities to better support our mission ‘to transform Aotearoa New…

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Credit: Leigh Tait/NIWA

Posted on 04 March 2021

NZ school kids learning why seaweed helps our economy and nature

Kiwi school kids are about to learn how scientists know seaweed is an amazing marine resource set to help local communities — and the ocean — recover from COVID-19 lockdowns…

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The Unseen and Gabby O'Connor
Credit: Braden Fastier

Posted on 02 March 2021

New giant collaborative artwork reveals our connection to the marine world

Combining art with science is a powerful way of communicating complex concepts in the marine environment, from climate change to ocean acidification to ki uta ki tai (mountains-to-sea connection).

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Enhancing EBM practices
Credit: Ayushi Kachhara NIWA 2018

Posted on 30 November 2020

Community empowerment in marine spatial planning and EBM

The New Zealand Geographical Society held their biennial conference over 25-27 November at Victoria University of Wellington. The theme was Embracing Diversity: Expanding Geographies.

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Ocean Bay strolling
Credit: Nicky Croft

Posted on 17 November 2020

EBM workshop for Marlborough teachers

Sustainable Seas researchers are supporting teachers to pass on ecosystem-based management (EBM) knowledge to the next generation.

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