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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 […]

New TMK website!

6 December, 2013 | Posted in Other| Tagged ,

Welcome to our new website! After much work by the TMK team, our website is up-to-date, more user-friendly, and editable. A special thanks to Alex Gilks, Julian Moller, and Ashli Akins for putting it together. It will now be a consistent source of news and information about TMK projects, helpful resources, and topics related to […]

New TMK Team Coordinator

30 November, 2013 | Posted in Other| Tagged ,

We are sad to announce the retirement of Dr Henrik Moller, who will be stepping down from his long-time role as the Te Tiaki Mahinga Kai Coordinator. Henrik was part of the founding team, who worked tirelessly over the past decade to fight for this programme’s mission. He will continue to be an integral part […]

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18 November, 2013 | Posted in Other

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Scallop survey

10 November, 2013 | Posted in Other| Tagged , , , ,

TMK team members completed a survey of Te Whaka a te Wera Mātaitai on Rakiura (Stewart Island) in June 2013, off the University of Otago boat “Beryl Brewin.” This research was funded by the Ministry for Primary Industries and provided key information on the status of the scallop fishery in the Mātaitai that is currently […]


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