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Moeraki 1 CREDIT NIWA Leigh Tait
Credit: Leigh Tait/NIWA

Posted on 12 April 2021

2,000+ school kids discovered why rimurimu/seaweed is the next wonder crop

Primary school students across the country took a (virtual) field trip with the Sustainable Seas Challenge during Seaweek 2021. This was our fourth annual trip in partnership with LEARNZ.

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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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Fish at Poor Knight's Island
Credit: Dive! Tutukaka

Posted on 22 March 2021

Media statement on PMCSA The Future of Commercial Fishing in Aotearoa New Zealand

Julie Hall, Challenge Director:“The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor’s recommendations are in line with the Government’s desire for holistic, ecosystem-based fisheries management to support a healthier ocean that provides for future…

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Wananga GG Kahui March 2021 CREDIT Marie Davis Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge
Credit: Marie Davis

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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Waihi
Credit: Douglas Bagg

Posted on 15 March 2021

Stakeholder survey 2020 - results

In late 2020, we surveyed our co-development partners and stakeholders for feedback on how we could improve our approach and activities to better support our mission ‘to transform Aotearoa New…

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Moeraki 1 CREDIT NIWA Leigh Tait
Credit: Leigh Tait/NIWA

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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The Unseen and Gabby O'Connor
Credit: Braden Fastier

Posted on 02 March 2021

New giant collaborative artwork reveals our connection to the marine world

Combining art with science is a powerful way of communicating complex concepts in the marine environment, from climate change to ocean acidification to ki uta ki tai (mountains-to-sea connection).

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Posted on 28 February 2021

Media coverage in January & February 2021

Glider observations in New Zealand’s shelf seas Marine Tech Talk (podcast) – Marketing Director at Teledyne Marine Melissa Rossi interviewed Khushboo Jhugroo and Joe O'Callaghan about their ocean glider research (Episode 28,…

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Boat trip at Poor Knight's Island
Credit: Dive! Tutukaka

Posted on 18 February 2021

Expert comment: PCE report on sustainable tourism

Today, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment released their latest report 'Not 100% – but four steps closer to sustainable tourism'.

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Posted on 31 December 2020

Media coverage in December 2020

All at sea - the surprising reach of river watersOur Changing World/RNZAlison Ballance interviewed Khushboo and Joe about their ocean glider research.

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Abel Tasman
Credit: Lesly Derksen

Posted on 21 December 2020

We're hiring! Communications Advisor - Māori

We are looking for an experienced, strategic and hands-on communications practitioner to join our small, but active, Communications Team, to share our research with Māori partners and stakeholders.

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Mangamaunu, Kaikoura
Credit: Tim Marshall

Posted on 18 December 2020

10 things you need to know about the ocean this summer

The world’s oceans are in trouble and humans are responsible. In Aotearoa New Zealand, the state of our marine environment is declining.

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