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Posted on 30 October 2018

Growing a blue economy on the East Coast

In September, Hikurangi Enterprises hosted a two-day wānanga in Tairāwhiti Gisborne.

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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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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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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: NIWA 2018

Posted on 20 September 2017

Eureka! Is ocean farming the future?

Jonathan Chan, from Auckland Grammar School, has won the Eureka Award Gold Scholarship sponsored by NIWA for the most innovative and creative science, technology and/or engineering solution that addresses issues…

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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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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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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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Posted on 19 May 2017

Video: Working together

This video explains what we're about; how we are working with Māori, government, industry, NGOs and communities; and what we mean by ecosystem-based management (EBM).

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Credit: Dave Allen NIWA

Posted on 15 May 2017

6 new Innovation Fund projects

We are delighted to announce that 6 projects have been funded in the second round of our Innovation Fund.

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