Media

For all media enquiries please contact:

Meredith Cook
Senior Communications Advisor
meredith.cook@niwa.co.nz
+64 4 386 0575

September 2018

August 2018

  • 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. 

July 2018

June 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

  • 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

Minister announces Phase II funding

The Minister of Research, Science and Innovation has today announced the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge will receive $39.8 million for the second five-year phase of the Challenge.  Funding will start on 1 July 2019.

Growing a blue economy on the East Coast

In September, Hikurangi Enterprises hosted a two-day wānanga in Tairāwhiti Gisborne. The wānanga brought together whānau, community and scientists to talk about the opportunities to grow the East Coast blue economy and how kaitiaki can partner with researchers.

Strengthening international research links

Challenge researchers are strengthening links with Canadian research programmes involved in ocean conservation, climate change, and social and economic development of marine environments.