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East Otago Taiāpure Pāua Surveys 2016

2 March, 2016 | Posted in Other

East Otago Taiāpure pāua surveys underway. With help from University of Otago volunteers and Te Tiaki Mahinga Kai (TMK) team members, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu’s Mahinga Kai monitoring team are currently undertaking pāua surveys within the East Otago Taiāpure (EOT). This will be the third complete survey of pāua in set monitoring sites within […]

Fisheries & Aquaculture Student Presentations at Puketeraki Marae

14 February, 2016 | Posted in Other

At 10.30 am on Monday the 15th of February all members of the community are welcome to the Puketeraki Marae to hear preliminary findings from University of Otago Aquaculture and Fisheries student research projects. Supported by members of the TMK team, University of Otago Staff, East Otago Taiāpure management committee and Karitane community eight separate […]

First CARIM Sampling Unit Replacement

11 February, 2016 | Posted in Other

Today a dive team consisting of TMK team members Chris, Dan & Emma supported by a surface crew of Brendan & Tasman and Aquaculture & Fisheries students Daniel & Sarah on the Moana nui waka and Sean on the University of Otago’s research boat Typhoon- successfully replaced the CARIM (Coastal Acidification: Rate, Impacts & Management) project’s […]

Pāua Survey Waitutu Mātaitai

2 February, 2016 | Posted in Other

From the 24th to the 30th of January 2016 Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu’s Mahinga Kai Monitoring & Enhancement team and TMK team members conducted a resurvey of the Waitutu pāua population. This survey followed up on baseline surveys undertaken prior to the establishment of Waitutu Mātaitai in 2010. The team focused on the abundance and […]

TMK MSc Graduate joins Ngāi Tahu Mahinga Kai Monitoring and Enhancement Team

1 November, 2015 | Posted in Other

Tasman Gillies has returned to the TMK team as an Environmental Advisor- Mahinga Kai Monitoring and Enhancement, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. Based in Christchurch Tasman will be part of the team that aims to implement a monitoring framework for tribally significant Mahinga Kai Areas within the Ngāi Tahu Takiwā (tribal area). Find out more on Tasman in the latest Te […]

He Pataka Wai Ora Project up and running.

2 October, 2015 | Posted in Other

He Pataka Wai Ora is a research project that monitors the health of the Waikouaiti River. Led by Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki, the aim of He Pataka Waiora is to provide a solid baseline of the health of the river in 2015/2016 for future monitoring. This will enable Kaitiaki to see if the environmental health (Waiora) […]

Benthic survey within Whakaraupō / Lyttleton Harbour

27 May, 2015 | Posted in Other

Benthic survey within Whakaraupō / Lyttleton Harbour. During the 16th to the 23rd of April 2015 a combined effort from Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu’s Mahinga Kai Monitoring & Enhancement team and TMK team members conducted an intensive benthic survey within Whakaraupō / Lyttleton on Banks Peninsular. The survey was instigated by Tangata Tiaki / […]

TMK MSc Graduate joins Ngāi Tahu Mahinga Kai Monitoring and Enhancement Team

27 May, 2015 | Posted in Other

Derek Richards a past Otago Marine Science MSc graduate and member of the TMK team has returned to Dunedin to start a new job working with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu as a Senior Environmental Advisor (Mahinga Kai Monitoring and Enhancement). The key tasks of the role are to redevelop and implement monitoring, compliance and […]

New two year project to support local fisheries management

8 October, 2014 | Posted in Other

Recent Otago Marine Science MSc graduate Mr Peri Subritzky will travel around the country undertaking stock assessments for key marine species (e.g. abundance, size and pollution) and determinations of key environmental and habitat characteristics. The programme is being funded through the Government’s Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund (MBIE) and Ngāi Tahu. The work will provide support […]

Marine Cultural Health Index 3.0

13 June, 2014 | Posted in Other

MCHI 3.0 is the current name for a project that builds on the solid foundation of the original Marine Cultural Health Index and extends it using a web-based interface and online (realtime) analysis tools. The MCHI 3.0 toolkit will use the best of open source technology and cloud-based computing to bring the MCHI to as many people […]

Contact

Chris Hepburn, Marine Sciences Department, University of Otago
Office: 310 Castle Street, Room 144  |  Tel: 64 3 479 7462  |  Email: chris.hepburn@otago.ac.nz