Tame Te Rangi

Tame Te Rangi (Ngāti Whātua, Ngāpuhi) is a representative of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua, one of two signed iwi partners of Coastal People : Southern Skies. Tame Te Rangi is the current chair of the Kaipara Moana Remediation Joint Committee.  Tame provides tangata whenua advice to local government as well as Council Controlled organisations, […]

Rakiura Marine Research & Education Project

This project will provide the opportunities for learning, training and reconnecting communities with productive coastal ecosystems and support the rangatiratanga of Rakiura Māori.

Rangatahi Tumeke

Rangatahi Tumeke is a charitable trust that run wānaka to help connect rangatahi to the natural environment to develop confidence and life skills.

Te Tahuna o Whareponga

This project aims to understand the past, present and future mātauranga practices and fisheries management at Whareponga, on the East Coast of Te Ika a Māui.


The kaupapa of the Ruruku project is to bring the wider community together to wānanga around the planning and construction of a traditional sailing waka.

Understanding local impacts of rising seas on coastal communities

Project Leader(s) Associate Professor Wayne Stephenson (UoO), Dr Emma Ryan (UoA) Project Team Associate Professor Mark Dickson (UoA), Dr Murray Ford (UoA) Sea-level rise represents one of the most significant environmental challenges facing Aotearoa and the Pacific. In 2015, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment noted that sea-level rise “will lead to flooding on low […]