There will be Seaweek 2021 events happening in Waikato, full details will be posted here as we receive them. Contact the Waikato Regional Coordinators if you’d like to organise an event: Whāingaroa Environment Centre – email: admin@envirocentre.org.nz, phone: 07 839 4452

Marine Matters Science Night 

Date: Tuesday 3rd of March 2021 at 6.30pm 

Location: Orca Restaurant and Bar, 2 Wallis Street, Raglan 

Contact: Stine Sorensen marine@whaingaroa.org.nz 


We are hosting a Marine Matters Science Night on the 2nd of March. The event is themed Mātai Moana and will focus on Mātauranga Māori in marine science. These events are open to everyone who has an interest in Marine Science and allows our community to interact with researchers and is intended to inspire conversation and action on coastal issues.

The first speaker will be Megan Pareue Ranapia, who is a UoW PhD student and of Te Patuwai and Ngāti Pukeko (Ngāti Awa) and Ngāti Mahuta (Tainui) descent. She will be talking about her project which encompasses a co-developed mātauranga Māori and science approach to inform marine research and management. It includes a case study of the eleven-armed starfish, pātangaroa (Coscinasterias muricata) overabundance in Ōhiwa Harbour.
The second speaker of the night will be Dr João Souza from MetOcean, who will be talking about the national project “Moana” which aims to update our knowledge of ocean circulation of Aotearoa and also incorporates Mātauranga Māori. 

Cost: Free 


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