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It is estimated that something like 90% of New Zealand's biodiversity lives in the sea. In contrast to on land we are still in the pioneer and discovery phase of marine biology and ecology. Virtually everyday a new species is discovered form our marine environment. We bring you here a selected series of papers which examine this incredible diversity of the sea around us.

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This file has a .pdf extensionTe Korowai strategy draft summary 2011
Author(s): Kaikoura Coastal Guardians

The launch of Te Korowai o Te Tai o Marokura draft marine Strategy August 2011 was held on Thursday, 1 September 2011.
Te Korowai now invite you to tell us your views of the proposed Strategy. THIS IS THE SUMMARY VERSION
Please tell us how we can make this strategy better, more effective, long lasting, and capable of your support.

There is a Submission letter available with advice for those who wish to make a submission.

Te Tai o Marokura, the Kaikoura marine environment, is an ecological system where
the whole is far more than the sum of the parts. Similarly the proposed Strategy is an
integrated whole, reflecting the six years of research and discussion by Te Korowai.
Each part of the Strategy is important and no part can be properly understood in
isolation from the rest. We invite you to approach the Strategy in this same spirit and
encourage you to engage with the full Strategy.

Te Korowai have done our very best to work for the greater good of the people of Kaikoura,
the well being of its natural environment, and to secure opportunities for future
generations. We are not perfect and neither is our work. We offer this strategy
humbly, but with a measure of satisfaction that we have put everything we could into
it. We know that there is great wisdom in our community, and amongst people all
over the world who have come to love the Kaikoura environment. Please tell us how
we can make this strategy better, more effective, long lasting, and capable of your
support.
Every submission made to us will be analysed, compared with the ideas of others, and
taken into account to help finalise the Strategy. Te Korowai will report to you with an analysis
of submissions, a clear record of the decisions we make on the submissions, and how
we have dealt with conflicting views. The final Strategy will be much briefer, without
the background material included in this current proposal. It will focus on the actions
that need to be taken.
Special legislation may be required to give effect to this Strategy. This was the case
with the Fiordland Guardians. The same need for various legal requirements to come
into place at the same time is also true in Kaikoura. Any such Bill will be subject to
Select Committee hearings and everyone will then get another say.
We thank you for your patience, encourage your submissions, and look forward to the
dialogue and discussion over the next three months.

YOUR VIEWS

Te Korowai would really value your views on the our proposed Strategy and invite you to send your comments to us by email or post to the addresses given below:

- Please make sure your contact details (surname, initial and email/postal address) are clearly marked on your submission so that we can send you a copy of the submissions summary.

- This document presents an integrated strategy for the management of the Kaikoura Coast. The process involved ‘gifts and gains’ by the various sectors represented around the table and we encourage you to view it as a whole package, providing protection and enhancement of our coastline for future generations. Please make any general comments about the Strategy as a whole, at the beginning of your submission.

- As you record your comments, we ask that you follow the order of the document and refer to the section of the draft you are commenting on, to help us take account of your views.

- Please include reasons for your comments and include reference to any information we may not have been aware of, while we were drafting the Strategy.

- All submissions will be treated as public documents and used to compile a summary report for Te Korowai. The summary report will be made public and may include quotes from submissions to illustrate key points.

We look forward to receiving your views by: 2 December 2011

Post to:
Te Korowai o Te Tai o Marokura
Submissions
PO Box 303
NELSON 7040
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Web: http://www.teamkorowai.org.nz

Added to archive on 09/07/2011 and placed in the following categories: NZ Marine Conservation Community Group | Fisheries Management NZ | Marine Biodiversity NZ | MPA's and Networks NZ | MPA Case Studies | MPA Network and Marine Reserve Design | MPA Process and Policy | MPA Proposals and Applications |

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This file has a .pdf extensionKiller whale (Orcinus orca) interactions with longline fisheries in New Zealand waters
Author(s): Dr. Ingrid Visser

Killer whales (Orcinus orca) interact with longline fisheries around the world, however they have not previously been reported taking fish off longlines in New Zealand waters. Two new killer whale prey species (school shark, Galeorhinus galeus and bluenose, Hyperoglyphe antarchia) have been recorded.
A great deal of effort has been applied, world wide, to reduce killer whale-fishery interactions, but few methods are successful. Fishers in New Zealand have used ‘tuna bombs’ and shooting.

Added to archive on 09/04/2011 and placed in the following categories: Fisheries Management NZ | Marine Biodiversity NZ | Marine Mammals | Orca |

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This file has a .pdf extensionThe New Zealand Mangrove: Review of Current State of Knowledge
Author(s): Auckland Regional Council

This document summarises the most up to date research and knowledge on the New Zealand Mangrove as of 2007, mangrove’s role in the ecosystem and outlines gaps in the knowledge as much of our knowledge about mangroves and their importance comes from overseas research. This is the full technical report. For the summary of this report see here

Added to archive on 04/29/2011 and placed in the following categories: Climate Change | Marine Biodiversity NZ | Mangroves | Habitat Studies NZ |

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This file has a .pdf extensionNew Zealand’s Mangroves
Author(s): Auckland Regional Council

This document summarises the most up to date research and knowledge on the New Zealand Mangrove as of 2007, mangrove’s role in the ecosystem and outlines gaps in the knowledge as much of our knowledge about mangroves and their importance comes from overseas research. For full details of the Auckland Regional Council’s NIWA technical report see here.

Added to archive on 04/29/2011 and placed in the following categories: Climate Change | Marine Biodiversity NZ | Mangroves | Habitat Studies NZ |

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This file has a .pdf extensionMysterious Orca
Author(s): Dr. Ingrid Visser

In this fascinating Forest & Bird article from 2001 Dr. Ingrid Visser - NZ and international pioneer in Orca research - tells of the many mysteries remaining about Orca populations after 9 years of research.

Added to archive on 02/03/2011 and placed in the following categories: Marine Biodiversity NZ | Marine Mammals | Orca | Marine Biodiversity International |

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This file has a .pdf extensionKaikoura Marine Guardians Newsletter 2011
Author(s): Kaikoura Coastal Guardians

The Te Korowai o Te Tai O Marokura - Kaikoura Coastal Marine Guardians have released their latest newsletter and are working on a marine strategy. They are also still keen to hear from people.
http://fishnet.co.nz/teamkorowai/” title=“http://fishnet.co.nz/teamkorowai/”>http://fishnet.co.nz/teamkorowai/

This is an abstract from their newsletter:
We are very close to presenting a variety of protection tools (and measures) via our strategy and will be seeking feedback from all interested parties including the Rūnanga, Kaikoura community and user groups, both local and further afield.
Throughout this process, we must remind ourselves constantly of our purpose and our vision and this was summed up superbly recently, by one of our members (Tony Brett).
“Remember the gifts come before the gains and the gains may not always be immediately apparent!”
This timely reminder puts into perspective what Te Korowai sets out to achieve and that in order to protect our resources for future generations, we must look to what is best for everyone, put aside individual partiality (the gift), so that all will benefit in the future (the gain).

Added to archive on 01/25/2011 and placed in the following categories: NZ Marine Conservation Community Group | Fisheries Management NZ | Marine Biodiversity NZ | MPA's and Networks NZ | MPA Case Studies | MPA Network and Marine Reserve Design | MPA Process and Policy | MPA Proposals and Applications | Traditional Management NZ |

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This file has a .pdf extensionWater Whisperers Tangaroa
Author(s): Wick Candle

‘Water Whisperers – Tangaroa’ - the inspiring new film from Kathleen Gallagher
Following ‘Earth Whisperers’, arguably the most loved and successful New Zealand environmental film ever made, ‘Water Whisperers – Tangaroa’ is a natural companion to its predecessor.
“This is the film I knew I had to make after ‘Earth Whisperers,’” says award-winning filmmaker Kathleen Gallagher. 
Filmed at stunning locations from north to south, we follow 10 communities engaged with healing precious waterways for future generations. We share the passion of the people behind the recovery and conservation. We travel up the Rakaia with Al and Tia Wilkie and the Ngai Tahu Ngati Mamoe Fisherfolk and the Winnemen Wintu from Northern California.
We visit The Glen marine reserve and go with stunning underwater footage to Goat Island with Bill Ballantine and the Poor Knights with Wade Doak in the far north. We are transported into the world of Golden Bay dairy farmers and shell fishermen. Together they restore the Aorere River in Golden Bay.
Gallagher says: “This film is about the reconnection of ourselves with our lakes, rivers and oceans. We have guides already in our midst - fishermen, conservationists, farmers, scientists, local iwi and divers who are intimate with lakes river and sea life, knowledgeable about sustainable fishing practices and how to restore damaged waters.”
This film is entertaining and beautiful and a living proof of people’s passion to protect and safeguard our rivers, lakes, coastlines and oceans. You will be inspired!

Added to archive on 11/24/2010 and placed in the following categories: NZ Marine Conservation Community Group | Education High School | Experiencing Marine Reserves | Marine Biodiversity NZ | Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust | MPA's and Networks NZ |

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This file has a .pdf extensionabstract_part_vs_no_take
Author(s): Shears and Denny

Abstract
Lobster populations in part protected v no-take

Added to archive on 11/04/2010 and placed in the following categories: Marine Biodiversity NZ | MPA's and Networks NZ | MPA Case Studies | MPA Network and Marine Reserve Design | MPA Process and Policy | MPA Proposals and Applications | Marine Reserve Research and Monitoring NZ |

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This file has a .pdf extensionbest_fish_guide
Author(s): Forest and Bird

Forest & Birds - Best Fish Guide

Added to archive on 11/01/2010 and placed in the following categories: NZ Marine Conservation Community Group | Experiencing Marine Reserves | Marine Biodiversity NZ | MPA's and Networks NZ | Marine Reserve Research and Monitoring NZ |

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This file has a .pdf extensionEMR Northern Marinelife ID Chart
Author(s): Samara Nicholas

The Experiencing Marine Reserves marinelife ID chart - great for schools!

Added to archive on 10/01/2010 and placed in the following categories: NZ Marine Conservation Community Group | Education High School | Education Primary Schools | Science | Experiencing Marine Reserves | Marine Biodiversity NZ | Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust | Field Work and Classroom Activities |

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