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Roundtable handover to SWG

27 February 2015, 03:10 PM

In mid-2014, the SWG established seven issues-based ‘Roundtables’ to break the work of Sea Change – Tai Timu Tai Pari into manageable pieces.

On 2-3 February 2015, the SWG met in Whitianga with members of all seven Roundtables, to hear presentations on each Roundtable’s report back after months of investigation and analysis.Whitianga supplied four seasons in two days for the 80 or so people who gathered to participate in the handover of the work of the Roundtables to the SWG. Pelting rain, blazing sunshine and sudden blasts of wind were timely reminders of the complex challenges of working in New Zealand’s maritime spaces!

For six of the Roundtables – Accessible Gulf, Biodiversity and Biosecurity, Aquaculture, Fish and Fish Stocks, Water Quality and Gulf Infrastructure – the two-day meeting was an opportunity to present their findings and celebrate a job well done.

For the mātauranga Maori Roundtable, which continues its work into 2015, the meeting was an opportunity both to present a ‘work in progress’ update and offer insight into how some of the key themes identified by the other Roundtables aligned within the context of mātauranga Maori.

The Powerpoint presentations delivered by each Roundtable in Whitianga are available through the following links. These presentations are only the ‘tip of the iceberg’ and summarise the more detailed Roundtable reports and working papers which will support the Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan. They are currently part of the work the SWG is bringing together as it develops a coherent strategy for the Gulf. 

View the handover presentation summaries for:

Accessible Gulf [PDF, 2.2Mb]

Biodiversity and Biosecurity [PDF, 1Mb]

Aquaculture [PDF, 1Mb]

Fish and Fish Stocks [PDF, 1.89Mb]

Water Quality [PDF, 2Mb]

Gulf Infrastructure [Large PDF, 8Mb]

This media item was current at its release date. The facts or figures it contains may have changed since its original publication.


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