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National Freshwater Champions Celebrated

Friday, 24 May 2024, 8:12 am | Cawthron Institute

An educator, an artist, two community catchment groups and some trail-blazing farmers are being celebrated as inaugural, 2024 Cawthron Freshwater Champions. This new event, which is a refreshed version of the previous New Zealand Rivers Awards, was attended ... More >>

New Global Research Initiative Investigates Carbon Sequestration Potential Of Kelp

Friday, 26 January 2024, 12:38 pm | Cawthron Institute

Could kelp be a secret weapon in the fight against climate change? A new research project aims to answer that question by better understanding how kelp contributes to carbon sequestration in our oceans. The international collaboration, led by Aotearoa ... More >>

It’s Not Too Late To Save Our Lakes, Say Scientists As National StudyConfirms 45% Of Lakes Are In Poor Health

Monday, 17 April 2023, 4:55 am | Cawthron Institute

A joint media release by Cawthron Institute & GNS Science, co-leaders of the national Lakes380 Research Programme. Five years after commencing the biggest survey of lake health in Aotearoa New Zealand’s history, Lakes380 Programme leaders ... More >>

Seagrass Restoration Project Aims To Help Tackle Climate Change

Monday, 1 August 2022, 9:24 am | Cawthron Institute

Cawthron Institute has partnered with Westpac NZ Government Innovation Fund, Port Nelson and forestry company OneFortyOne to launch a seagrass restoration project that aims to fight climate change and improve ecosystem health. The three-year project ... More >>

‘Te Pātaka Kai O Tūwiriroa’ Documentary Explores History And Health Of Lower Taiari Catchment

Monday, 27 June 2022, 5:52 pm | Cawthron Institute

Joint Press Release - Cawthron Institute and Te Rūnaka o Ōtākou A recently released documentary sheds new light on the special relationship that Kāi Tahu ki Ōtākou have with freshwater ecosystems in Otago’s Taiari catchment. ‘ Te Pātaka Kai ... More >>

Celebrating Our Freshwater Champions - Winners Of Cawthron New Zealand River Awards Announced

Thursday, 25 November 2021, 12:08 pm | Cawthron Institute

Cawthron Institute is pleased to announce the winners and finalists in the 2021 Cawthron New Zealand River Awards, which celebrate the efforts and achievements of people who are committed to improving freshwater health in Aotearoa. There are three ... More >>

Cawthron Institute Leads Study Tackling Global Phenomenon Of ‘coastal Hardening’ And Its Environmental Impacts

Monday, 1 November 2021, 3:31 pm | Cawthron Institute

Coastal marine habitats are extremely important to ocean health, but researchers at New Zealand’s Cawthron Institute are warning that the global phenomenon of ‘coastal hardening’, caused by urbanisation and industry in coastal areas, is putting them ... More >>

Cawthron Institute Part Of International Collaboration To Develop World’s First Algae-based Local Anaesthetic

Monday, 18 October 2021, 1:13 pm | Cawthron Institute

An algae-based pain medication that could improve the care of patients undergoing surgery is now closer to reality thanks to a collaboration between Cawthron Institute and medical researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital (a Harvard Medical School ... More >>

Dr Charles Berde Announced As Cawthron Annual Lecture Speaker

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 9:36 am | Cawthron Institute

A world-leading clinician who co-founded the Pain Treatment Center at Boston Children’s Hospital will be the keynote speaker at Cawthron Institute ’s 78th annual Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture next month. Dr. Charles Berde – Senior Associate in Pain ... More >>

Entries Open For The 2021 Cawthron New Zealand River Awards

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 3:13 pm | Cawthron Institute

Entries for the Cawthron New Zealand River Awards are now officially open, with exciting new changes to the award categories and judging criteria in 2021 that will celebrate the efforts and achievements of people who are committed to improving freshwater ... More >>

Cawthron Institute’s National Algae Research Centre Set To Unlock Algae Potential

Friday, 28 May 2021, 6:03 am | Cawthron Institute

Cawthron Institute is celebrating the official opening of its new National Algae Research Centre, which will enable the expansion of its algae research and support the establishment of an exciting new industry in New Zealand. The first stage of ... More >>

Cawthron & ESR Study Link Between Heavy Rainfall & Norovirus Water Contamination

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 4:19 pm | Cawthron Institute

Photo Credit: Cawthron Institute Nelson’s Cawthron Institute will co-lead an international team of researchers working to find better ways of detecting norovirus in wastewater and understanding the link between heavy rainfall events and norovirus contamination ... More >>

NZ's most improved river announced at River Awards

Friday, 8 November 2019, 8:53 am | Cawthron Institute

Environment Southland’s Waihopai River took out the Supreme Award for Most Improved River at the New Zealand River Awards 2019 in Wellington tonight. More >>

Cawthron Institute takes exciting step forward

Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 10:14 am | Cawthron Institute

Cawthron Institute’s world-leading international algae research collaborations took a significant step forward with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at an event in Tokyo hosted by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on 20 September. More >>

Judging is underway to select the best River Stories of 2019

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 4:44 pm | Cawthron Institute

Judging is underway to determine the best River Stories for 2019 as part of this year’s New Zealand River Awards. More >>

Fringe events added to Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 2:49 pm | Cawthron Institute

The Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture will take place on the evening of 17 September 2019 at Annesbrook Community Church. Tickets are now available and Nelson Tasman residents are urged to secure their tickets as demand for tickets this year is already ... More >>

Blue economy focus of Cawthron symposium

Sunday, 4 August 2019, 2:57 pm | Cawthron Institute

A gathering of scientists, central and local government officials, and industry and iwi representatives in Nelson this week will discuss ways to broaden existing sheltered water aquaculture with open ocean aquaculture. More >>

Call for Aotearoa’s best river stories for NZ River Awards

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 1:54 pm | Cawthron Institute

Cawthron is calling for the public to nominate the country’s best river stories for this year’s New Zealand River Awards. The River Story Award goes to the individual or community with the most interesting and compelling story about working to improve ... More >>

Cawthron welcomes funding for National Algae Centre

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 5:49 pm | Cawthron Institute

Advancing world-leading algae research in Nelson has been given a huge boost thanks to the approval of funding from the government’s Provincial Growth Fund, Cawthron Institute Chief Executive Charles Eason says. More >>

Planning summer trips with Kūtaicam

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 9:15 am | Cawthron Institute

Cawthron Institute and Whakatōhea Mussels Ltd use Open Ocean Aquaculture Programme buoy “Kūtaicam” to provide boaties with key information for summer trips More >>





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