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). 

Why Indigenous knowledge should be an essential part of how we govern the world’s oceans 

The Conversation – Article by Lara Taylor and Meg Parsons about their Enabling kaitiakitanga and EBM project. 

Sustainable Seas seeks to deliver marine research essential to New Zealand’s health and wealth 

SeafoodNZ magazine/April 21 – Cover feature about the Challenge (p20–28), with two short associated articles focused on specific projects: Helping to build New Zealand’s seaweed sector (p23–25) and Measuring the impacts of bottom trawling (p27–28) 

Making tikanga Māori more evident in fishing practices 

SeafoodNZ magazine/June 2021 – Article (p38–39) about the project led by Maru Samuels and Irene Kereama-Royal. 

Looking into the details of the Hauraki Gulf new safeguards 

RNZ/Jesse Mulligan – Veronica Rotman, youth rep on the Stakeholder Panel, gave an excellent interview where she discussed EBM and marine values, and the need to consider all activities occurring in the Gulf (eg recreational fishing as well as commercial), and the differences between MPAs and 'highly protected' areas that allow for customary take. 

New Zealand scientists launch novel flounder farming breeding programme

The Fish Site – Article about work happening in the pātiki tōtara/yellowbelly flounder aquaculture project. 

Underwater gliders: applications

UV2 – Article (p72–74) about the Stressor footprints project finding that rivers flow much further out to sea than previously thought. 

Tauranga students help create giant rope artwork on marine science 

Education HQ – Article about the opening of The Unseen sciart exhibition at Tauranga Art Gallery. 

The Unseen can be seen at Tauranga Art Gallery 

SunLive – One of 3 articles on the site about the opening of The Unseen sciart exhibition at Tauranga Art Gallery, the associated public talk, and workshops for local schoolchildren. 

BOP ocean projects part of new initiative 

SunLive – About the local Sustainable Seas research projects featured on the UN ocean science platform. 

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