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Tuhonohono  tikanga Maori me te Ture Pakeha ki Takutai Moana

Posted on 29 October 2020

Aotearoa New Zealand’s complex marine laws

We’ve produced a poster of key pieces of legislation in our marine realm, and where they apply.

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Girl boogie-boarding on a wave - Flipped

Posted on 27 October 2020

Catching the wave: new Innovation Fund projects to grow our blue economy

Following a high level of interest, we are pleased to announce six projects that will be funded by the Innovation Fund 2020.

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Posted on 30 September 2020

Media coverage in September 2020

Morning news, episode 52 (this recording is no longer available)Māori TV/Te Ao Tapatahi A Skype interview with Dr Kura Paul-Burke, story starts at 41m45s.

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Credit: Ayushi Kachhara NIWA 2018

Posted on 21 September 2020

Job vacancy: Challenge Manager

If you’ve got amazing project management skills and are looking for an exciting opportunity to contribute to a critical environmental science challenge facing the nation, then we’ve got a job…

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Awhi Mai Awhi Atu mussel restoration success - September 2020
Credit: Dave Allen

Posted on 14 September 2020

Early signs of success at mussel ‘restoration stations’

Commercial mussel lines are great at catching mussel spat, but are predominantly made of plastic.

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Sediment cloud experiment set up
Credit: NIWA 2018

Posted on 11 September 2020

Benthic animals ride out innovative lab experiment 

Dog cockles and sponges are widely distributed around our coasts, where they are important in structuring communities and ecosystems.

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Hawke's Bay regional study

Posted on 10 September 2020

System mapping complete in Hawke’s Bay

System mapping is complete for the Hawke’s Bay regional study.

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Whakatane estuary Sustainable Seas 2020
Credit: Sustainable Seas 2020

Posted on 07 September 2020

Interview with Brent Wood

Brent Wood is a Principal Technician - GIS and Spatial Data Management at NIWA, working with data from across disciplines: climate, fisheries, atmosphere, coasts and oceans.

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Posted on 31 August 2020

Media coverage in August 2020

Biodiversity Strategy Launched: expert reactionScience Media CentreDirector Julie Hall commented on the inclusion of cumulative effects and ecosystem-based management, and Project Leader Carolyn Lundquist (NIWA) provided an in-depth perspective on…

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Credit: Ayushi Kachhara NIWA 2018

Posted on 31 August 2020

Beth Tupara-Katene joins engagement team

We are delighted to announce that Beth, who is also our Tangaroa Lead, has joined the engagement team as an Engagement Specialist – Māori.

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Dynamic Seas
Credit: Rob Suisted

Posted on 11 August 2020

Media statement: 'Managing our estuaries' report from PCE

Today, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment released 'Managing our estuaries', a report that calls for a ki uta ki tai, mountains to the sea approach to managing estuaries and…

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Credit: Crispin Middleton NIWA 2018

Posted on 10 August 2020

Media statement: Te Mana o te Taiao - Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy 2020

Today, the Minister for Conservation launched Te Mana o te Taiao – The Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy, providing strategic direction for biodiversity in Aotearoa New Zealand for the next 30 years.…

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