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Posted on 31 December 2021

Media coverage in December 2021

Scheme aims to establish commercial seaweed farming sector  Stuff – A new five-million-dollar seaweed farming pilot programme in the Hauraki gulf draws insights from our Seaweed sector review.

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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: 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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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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Credit: Tim Marshall

Posted on 31 August 2021

New research helps weigh up risk and uncertainty in the ocean

A recent study by our Communicating risk and uncertainty project reviewed existing marine risk assessment frameworks to determine if these approaches are applicable to EBM in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Credit: Tim Marshall

Posted on 09 June 2021

Why Indigenous knowledge should be an essential part of how we govern the world's oceans

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

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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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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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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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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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Posted on 19 March 2021

Joint Governance Group & Kāhui Māori wānanga held this week

On Wednesday 17 March, our Governance Group and Kāhui Māori met kanohi ki te kanohi (in person) at a wānanga held at Te Manukanuka o Hoturoa Marae in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland.

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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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