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News and updates about our research, outreach and engagement

Whai Rawa Whai Mana Whai Oranga  Creating a world leading indigenous blue economy credit Sara Orme
Credit: Sara Orme

Posted on 09 November 2020

Project leader Jason Mika wins Massey teaching award

Ka mau te wehi, congratulations to Jason Mika for being awarded the 2020 Richard Buchanan Teaching Excellence Award.

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Awhi Mai Awhi Atu mussel restoration success - September 2020
Credit: Dave Allen

Posted on 14 September 2020

Early signs of success at mussel ‘restoration stations’

Commercial mussel lines are great at catching mussel spat, but are predominantly made of plastic.

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Posted on 30 September 2018

Media coverage in September 2018

Kina is a delicacy, but what about the shellMāori Television Kina being studied for its medicinal benefitsNZ Herald Tairawhiti’s sustainable blue economyGisborne Herald New Zealand scientists research health properties of sea urchinUndercurrent News Science…

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Credit: Ayushi Kachhara NIWA 2018

Posted on 18 December 2017

New resource: Understanding kaitiakitanga in our marine environment

This publicly-available report examines mātauranga associated with the marine environment, and explores themes and why they are important to consider in decision-making.

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Mussel beds at Tonga Island Alex Connolly

Posted on 16 October 2017

New term, new NZ marine science resources

School pupils can now explore a real-world issue facing New Zealand – how to best manage our vast marine resources – thanks to a collaboration between the Sustainable Seas Challenge…

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Posted on 25 August 2017

Article in Seafood NZ magazine

The latest issue has a feature about our research, what it means for fishing and aquaculture, the diverse stakeholders involved, and what the Challenge is trying to achieve.

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Credit: Crispin Middleton NIWA 2018

Posted on 03 August 2017

Seafood industry conference

Three of our researchers presented at the conference’s Technical Day (2 August). The day was attended by around 80 representatives from industry, government agencies, researchers, and experts.

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Recreational fishing boat credit Stuart Mackay NIWA
Credit: Stuart Mackay, NIWA

Posted on 05 July 2017

Plenary at AMSA 2017

Director Julie Hall gave the plenary address on 4 July at the Australian Marine Sciences Association conference in Darwin.

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Posted on 27 June 2017

Māori researchers’ hui

With all but one of our research projects underway, the time was right to bring our cohort of Māori researchers together to share research findings and discuss important issues such…

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Credit: Graham Prentice, mychillybin

Posted on 22 June 2017

He Pou Tokomanawa: project launch

A new Tangaroa project officially launched on 14 June with a pōwhiri at Wakatū marae in Nelson.

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Kid with fish credit Dave Allen NIWA
Credit: Dave Allen NIWA

Posted on 12 June 2017

Request for proposals: Tangaroa research project

This call for proposals in Tangaroa is for one project that combines two previously described projects outlined in the Research and Business plan.

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What could EBM look like in Tasman and Golden Bays

Posted on 29 May 2017

Video: Why Tasman and Golden Bays?

Tasman Bay/Te Tai-o-Aorere and Golden Bay/Mohua are our ‘case study area’, where we are testing the tools and knowledge for ecosystem-based management (EBM) that we are generating.

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