Congratulations to Marine Science PhD student Gaby Keeler-May who has been awarded a first place award of $3000 USD by the American Academy of Underwater Scientists to support her research into Undaria. Gaby’s research investigates the distribution and analysis of Undaria pinnatifida haplotypes in New Zealand harbours and a control project to assess effects of large-scale removal on […]
A new three year project will soon be underway to start to rebuild and buffer valuable kelp-forest habitat along the Otago coastline using climate resilient strains of Macrocystis pyrifera. The project titled Cultivating resilient marine forests to rebuild productive coastal ecosystems received funding through the 2019 Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment’s Endeavour Fund (Smart Ideas) to the […]
Two new members of the TMK team were announced this June; Gaya Gnanalingam and Lucy Coyle were awarded funding in the 2019 Te Pūnaha Hikiko Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund investment round. Both projects are supported by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Mahinga Kai unit and research/academic staff from the University of Otago. Gaya’s project will look […]
On the of the 6th of November the annual research evening was held at the Puketeraki Marae. This research evening offers the opportunity for students to talk about their projects, which were conducted in partnership with the University of Otago and surrounding the East Otago Taiāpure. This year presentations were on: -“Rediscovering fishery fishery-habitat relationships […]
On the of the 28th of November a research evening was held at the Puketeraki Marae. There are a wide range of research projects currently being conducted within the East Otago Taiāpure by postgraduate students at the University of Otago, and this evening was a chance for students to talk about their work, and present […]
We are pleased to announce that a member of the TMK team, Matthew Desmond has been awarded funding in the 2017 Te Pūnaha Hihiko Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund investment round. Supported by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Mahinga Kai unit and research/academic staff from the University of Otago, Matt’s project will look at rediscovering fisheries-habitat […]
We are pleased to announce that a member of the TMK team, Emma Kearney has been awarded funding in the 2016 Te Pūnaha Hihiko – Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund investment round. Supported by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Mahinga Kai unit and research/academic staff from the University of Otago, Emma’s project will use mātauranga and modern scientific […]
Benthic resurvey at Whareponga on the East Cape of the North Island. From the 6th to the 9th of May 2016, TMK team and local community members conducted a survey to provide the local whānau with information on key species within the local fishery (pāua, kōura, kina and toetoe). The team focused on repeating surveys last undertaken in 2011 and […]
Today a dive team consisting of TMK team members Chris, Derek & CARIM researcher Michelle supported by Sean Heseltine aboard the University of Otago’s Beryl Brewin and surface support Aquaculture and Fisheries Students replaced the CARIM logging system. The existing SeaFET ocean pH monitoring system was retrieved and replaced. Water samples were collected at the waters […]
The Mahinga Kai Monitoring and Enhancement team would like to extend their profound thanks to those people who volunteered their time helping in the latest East Otago Taiāpure (EOT) pāua survey. This information is now being provided back to the EOT Management Committee and is key to the customary management of the fishery.
Tātai kōrero ka ngaro, tātai kōrero ka rangona.