Stakeholder Panel

The group provides strategic and independent support, advice and guidance, and helps with stakeholder engagement.

The panel provides an annual report to the Governance Board.

The members are:

  • Naomi Parker, MPI
  • Blake Hornblow, Youth representative
  • Bronwen Turner, Manukau Harbour Restoration Society
  • Cameron Madgwick, PEPANZ
  • Chris Baker, Straterra
  • Dr Dennis Bush-King, Tasman District Council
  • Eric Jorgensen, Marlborough Marine Futures Group
  • Gary Hooper, Aquaculture NZ
  • Glenn Wigley, MfE
  • Jacqueline Rowarth, EPA
  • Jeremy Helson, Fisheries Inshore NZ
  • Jeroen Jongejans, Dive Tutukaka
  • Hilary Aikman, DOC
  • Kevin Hague, Forest & Bird
  • Kirsty Woods, Te Ohu Kaimoana
  • Peter Hardstaff, WWF

Latest news and updates

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 and Science Learning Hub.

Consultation begins for our 2019–2024 strategy

Improving marine management is critical to New Zealand's future health and wealth, but research in isolation is not enough. Excellent engagement with, and participation from, all users and sectors of society is essential. We have therefore been working with our Board and Stakeholder Panel members to identify Treaty partners, organisations and individuals to co-develop our strategy for 2019–2024.

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 at the core of the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge.