Media

For all media enquiries please contact:

Robin Wilkinson
Communications Manager
robin.wilkinson@niwa.co.nz
027 282 6125

Nov 2019

Seaweed brewers, thisNZlife.co.nz

Oct 2019

Breakfast, TVNZ - 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

Climate change, pollution threaten NZ's marine environment, Stuff/Dom Post

Today's marine environment report from MfE and StatsNZ, media statement

Sept 2019

Building a social licence, Aquaculture magazine (click on the preview)

Concerns over effect warming seas will have on paua industry, 1News

Making the heart leap in joy, and anger: Why art is pivotal to our climate response, The Spinoff

Sustainable Seas breakfast talk series: Empowering kaitiaki, Auckland Magazine

August 2019

Open ocean farming: Push for shellfish, finfish aquaculture out at sea, RNZ

Art helps children grasp science behind changing seas, Nelson Mail/Stuff

Bursting the science bubble, Nelson Leader

March 2019

Coastal seas around New Zealand are heading into a marine heatwave, again, The Conversation

February 2019

Dive into Seaweek 2019 from this weekend, Scoop

December 2018

Marlborough students push on with marine protection battle for the Sounds, Stuff

September 2018

Kina is a delicacy, but what about the shell, Māori Television

Kina being studied for its medicinal benefits, NZ Herald

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

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

Nelson science and art come together for national challenge, Nelson Mail

Light Nelson event, Instagram

June 2018

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
on demand.

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.

April 2018

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.  

March 2018

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.

February 2018

'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.

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

'Toolkit' for managing cumulative effects

The latest Resource Management Journal is a special issue about our collaborative research into how management of cumulative effects (CE) can be improved. It includes a suite of co-developed recommendations and guidance regarding how to progress work on CE management in Aotearoa.

Tracking the transport of ocean trash

A web-based interactive tool tracks how floating plastic waste moves around New Zealand's coastline. Initially designed as an educational tool for schools, the Ocean Plastic Simulator also has potential for environmental and biosecurity monitoring, and aquaculture.

Blue Economy theme: co-development and funding update

If you're interested in being involved in co-developing our core research projects and/or want notifications about our Innovation Fund then email sustainableseasNC@niwa.co.nz