News and updates about our research, outreach and engagement

Kairakau Beach
Credit: Ryan Clark

Posted on 25 August 2021

Watch recordings from EDS Conference 2021

Environmental Defence Society (EDS) have released the session recordings of their 2021 Conference, held in Ōtautahi/Christchurch 5-7 August.

Building a seaweed sector
Credit: Leigh Tait/NIWA

Posted on 16 August 2021

Developing a rimurimu/seaweed sector would hugely benefit Aotearoa New Zealand

A prosperous rimurimu/seaweed sector has massive potential to improve the health and well-being of Aotearoa New Zealand, our research shows.

Forecasting contamination risk for shellfish harvest and beach use

Posted on 13 August 2021

Impact of heavy rainfall on coastal water quality captured in MetOcean model

The excerpt below is republished with permission from MetOcean Solutions.  Read the original article.

Polaris tender Niad jetting off
Credit: Lana Young

Posted on 05 August 2021

Our submission to the exposure draft of the NBA Bill

This is our submission to the Select Committee on the exposure draft of the Natural and Built Environments BillIt was published on 5 August 2021 on the New Zealand Parliament…

Aquaculture pens in Banks Peninsula Canterbury
Credit: Salvador Ung Hayworth/iStock

Posted on 02 August 2021

EDS Conference 2021 - see you there!

We're looking forward to the Environmental Defence Society (EDS) 2021 Conference starting this Wednesday in Ōtautahi/Christchurch.

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Posted on 01 August 2021

Media coverage in July

Battle to protect Ōhiwa Harbour mussel reefs from sea star invasion discussed at marine science conferenceBay Times (paywall) - Awhi Mai Awhi Atu PhD student Megan Ranapia was interviewed about…

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Posted on 27 July 2021

Making law to protect the future of our ocean

This article is republished with permission from University of Canterbury. Read the original article.

Tangaroa credit MyChillyBin
Credit: Graham Prentice, mychillybin

Posted on 16 July 2021

Haere mai to our new Tangaroa Programme Leader

It is with some sadness that we say farewell to Beth Tupara-Katene who has been in role of Tangaroa Programme Leader since the beginning of Phase II.

NZMSS Conference 2021 image
Credit: NZMSS

Posted on 15 July 2021

Highlights from NZMSS Conference 2021

Last Thursday was the last day of the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society Conference 2021. We sponsored the keynote speakers and a special session.

Mount Maunganui
Credit: Joris Visser/Unsplash

Posted on 05 July 2021

Sustainable Seas at NZMSS Conference 2021

We're delighted to be sponsors of the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society Conference 2021, starting this week.

Going fishing at sunrise in Russell
Credit: Grace Caadiang

Posted on 01 July 2021

Seafood Magazine: Making tikanga Māori more evident in fishing practice

Shared with permission from Seafood New Zealand Magazine - June 2021:When European settlers first arrived in Aotearoa, Māori embraced the opportunity to expand their commerical fishing trade and commerce, quickly establishing…

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Posted on 30 June 2021

Media coverage in April - June 2021

  Mātauranga Māori and western science to restore mussel in Ōhiwa Harbour Rural Delivery/TVNZ – Season 16 Ep 9 Kura Paul-Burke was interviewed about bringing together mātauranga Māori and western science for the Awhi Mai Awhi Atu mussel restoration research in Ōhiwa Harbour (starts at 14m35s).…