1,800+ schoolchildren explore marine science, SunLive
Article about our LEARNZ 2020 trip to Bay of Plenty with Dr Kura Paul-Burke and Dr Leigh Tait.
Do New Zealand fisheries have a social licence to operate? NZ Herald/The Country,
Article about social licence to operate research led by Jim Sinner.
Fish of the Day (Ep 10), TV Three
Jeroen Jongejans of Dive Tutukaka, the ecotourism representative on our Stakeholder Panel, was interviewed about the contribution of healthy marine ecosystem to the local economy (interview starts 10 mins into the program).
Seaweed brewers, thisNZlife.co.nz
Features our video about AgriSea as a blue economy exemplar
Taking the lead, Kia ora magazine (no link available)
Interview with Sir Rob Fenwick (p84)
Breakfast, TVNZ (no link available)
Director Julie Hall was interviewed about the report Our Marine Environment 2019
A call to arms on New Zealanders’ abuse of the ocean, The Spinoff
This article about the MfE report Our Marine Environment 2019 included a quote from Karen Fisher, Theme Lead - Enhancing EBM Practices.
Climate change, pollution threaten NZ's marine environment, Stuff and Dominion Post
Linda Faulkner (Manahautū/Deputy Director Māori) was interviewed about the Our Marine Environment 2019 report.
Today's marine environment report from MfE and StatsNZ
Media statement from Director Julie Hall re publication of the MfE/StatsNZ report Our Marine Environment 2019.
OK? No-K? Social Licence, Local Government magazine (open access but registration required)
Article about social licence to operate (SLO) research led by Jim Sinner.
Building a social licence, Aquaculture magazine (click on the preview)
Sustainable Seas breakfast talk series: Empowering kaitiaki, Auckland Magazine
Art helps children grasp science behind changing seas, Nelson Mail/Stuff
Bursting the science bubble, Nelson Leader
Kina is a delicacy, but what about the shell, Māori Television
Tairawhiti’s sustainable blue economy, Gisborne Herald
New Zealand scientists research health properties of sea urchin, Undercurrent News
Science and mātauranga Māori, Te Ao Māori, Radio New Zealand
What we do in the Shallows, New Zealand Geographic, July/August 2018
A feature story by Naomi Arnold about the Sustainable Seas Challenge. It includes interviews with Julie Hall, Craig Stevens, Steve Wing, Conrad Pilditch and Simon Thrush.
Light Nelson event, Instagram
TV3 Ocean Bounty, S2 Ep7
Sir Rob Fenwick our Chairman was interviewed about Sustainable Seas Challenge on Season TV3’s Ocean Bounty which aired Sunday 24 June and is available
Students write to PM Jacinda Ardern to push through marine protection, Stuff
Minister Sage talked about the Sustainable Seas Challenge in an article about some research by Marlborough Girls’ College students on marine reserves.
Art project helps children tackle affect of climate change on oceans, Stuff
Gabby O’Connor’s sci art exhibition at the Suter Gallery in Nelson was the result of a collaboration with over 1300 school children.
Seaweek 2018 teaching units and links, NZAEE Seaweek
LEARNZ virtual fieldtrip and Science Learning Hub resources.
Tipping Points and the health of estuaries, Our Changing World, Radio New Zealand
An in-depth piece that gets into the detail of what the Tipping points project is investigating, and why.
'Seaworthy' scientists outrun ex-Cyclone Gita as they flee Sounds, Stuff
Professor Steve Wing from Otago University and the team working on ecosystem connectivity were in the news during Cyclone Gita
Ships seek refuge from ex-cyclone Gita, Marlborough Express
This story about ships affected by Cyclone Gita led with the fact that the Polaris II’s research voyage was cut short due to the weather.
50 questions about the environment: Our oceans, NZ Herald, Jan 2018
Simon Thrush, leader of the Tipping Points project, was interviewed about key issues facing ocean and coastal ecosystems, including threats and pressures like ocean acidification, tipping points, and considerations for marine management.
Latest news and updates
This Earth Day, we’re celebrating our favourite place on the planet – the ocean. We can’t go swimming in it under the current Level 4 lockdown rules, but we can still appreciate it from afar.
We are delighted to welcome our new Chair, Tania Te Rangingangana Simpson, who brings a wealth of knowledge that is directly relevant to our research into bringing together tikanga and mātauranga Māori with western science and New Zealand law.
The Challenge Leadership Team has developed core research project concepts for Theme 2: Creating value from a blue economy.