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Credit: Aaron Birch

Posted on 09 June 2021

Marine indigenous knowledge crucial for solving global challenges

World Oceans Day (8 June 2021) has seen Aotearoa New Zealand’s government acknowledge that protecting our seas can safeguard us from climate, food and biodiversity challenges.

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Ngā Tohu o Te Ao: Maramataka and marine management

Posted on 01 December 2020

Maramataka wānanga: making connections

The Ngā Tohu o te Ao project team hosted their first kanohi ki te kanohi (face-to-face) wānanga in Tauranga, which brought together the research collective of: Pakirikiri Wananga (Tokomaru Bay, Ngati…

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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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Posted on 29 November 2017

Video: Making room for enacting Māori values in the marine environment

Caine Taiapa gave a presentation at the NZ Coastal Society conference about enacting Māori values in the marine environment.

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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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Credit: Zack Embree Greenpeace

Posted on 26 July 2017

Lessons learned from Canada

A recently published paper in AlterNative identifies 5 elements to consider when developing ecosystem-based management (EBM) for Aotearoa. Our project investigating indigenous approaches to EBM completed in early 2017.

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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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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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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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EBM enabling narratives

Posted on 13 November 2016

Science Wānanga

The Challenge recently supported a Science Wānanga organised by the University of Otago for Māori students in years 9-10 from schools in Te Tau Ihu (Mohua, Nelson, Marlborough and Kaikoura).

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Posted on 14 October 2015

Extension for Request for Proposals for some of the Tangaroa Programme projects

The Sustainable Seas Science Leadership Team would like to advise that there is now an extension to the deadline for proposals for two of the five projects advertised in the…

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Credit: Dave Allen NIWA

Posted on 29 July 2015

Presentation from the Māori and Stakeholder Workshop held on 29 July 2015

View a presentation that was delivered to Māori and stakeholders at a recent workshop.

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