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- 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
- 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.
- Nelson science and art come together for national challenge, Nelson Mail
- 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
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.
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.
Challenge researchers are strengthening links with Canadian research programmes involved in ocean conservation, climate change, and social and economic development of marine environments.