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Mauri Moana Mauri Tangata Mauri Ora

Posted on 22 February 2019

Sustainability Award highlights importance of Māori-led research

Sustainable Seas researchers Kelly Ratana (NIWA) and Caine Taiapa (Manaaki Te Awanui) were awarded the New Zealand Coastal Society’s Sustainability Award in November 2018.

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Valuable Seas

Posted on 06 December 2018

Developing ecosystem-based management principles for NZ

The Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge leadership team have proposed seven major principles for ecosystem-based management (EBM) in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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

Posted on 05 December 2018

Growing a successful and sustainable Māori marine economy

The Sustainable Seas research team led by Dr John Reid and Dr Jason Mika have identified five key factors that will drive growth of the Māori marine economy:   the continued development…

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Canada study Gitgaat Scout one of the vessels used by the Gitgaat Guardians as they steward their territory. Credit Laura Hope Coast Funds
Credit: Laura Hope Coast Funds

Posted on 30 October 2018

Strengthening international research links

Challenge researchers are strengthening links with Canadian research programmes involved in ocean conservation, climate change, and social and economic development of marine environments.

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Development of valuation frameworks and principles Marlborough Sounds credit Dave Allen NIWA
Credit: Dave Allen NIWA

Posted on 29 October 2018

Valuation and decision-making in NZ’s marine environment

A study from researchers in the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge has found that processes to include people’s values in marine management and decision-making in New Zealand can be damaging for the…

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Participatory processes for marine ecosystem restoration low res

Posted on 29 October 2018

Success factors for marine conservation planning: a case study

A recently completed Sustainable Seas Challenge research project has examined the Kaituna River re-diversion as a case study for how best to involve and engage communities and Māori in marine resource management.…

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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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Mauri Moana Mauri Tangata Mauri Ora

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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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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Incorporation of indigenous approaches to guardianship and stewardship in Canada Credit Zack Embree Greenpeace
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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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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