Making waves in the blue carbon space

Taking cores in seagrass habitat at Onetahua Farewell Spit

TET’s Core & Restore Blue Carbon pilot project has been hailed as a “revolution”. It’s been three years since TET and the Waimea Inlet Forum launched New Zealand’s first blue carbon workshop. Most people had never heard of blue carbon, the carbon stored in the plants and sediments of coastal and marine ecosystems. But by […]

Blue Carbon ‘Core & Restore’ videos

Team extracts core sample at beach

‘Core and Restore’ is a community based initiative with plans to measure, protect and restore blue carbon habitats across Te Tauihi (the top of the South Island). Watch these amazing videos to find out more… Introducing the Core & Restore Blue Carbon Project The Core & Restore Blue Carbon Project Launch Core & Restore Blue […]

Core & Restore: A project with depth

Lauren Walker and the Core & Restore team, representing Cawthron Institute, Beca, Ngāti Apa ki te Rā To HealthPost Nature Trust, Manawhenua ki Mohua and the Department of Conservation.

A Core & Restore dawn gathering at Onetahua/Farewell Spit opened the door to deeper connections. Lauren Walker believes in the power of connection and communication. A born networker, she was already working hard to build relationships with stakeholder groups on TET’s blue carbon Core & Restore project long before she officially took on the role […]

Our blue carbon Core and Restore project has officially launched!

Mayor of Nelson, Rachel Reese, Helen Kettles of DOC and Lauren Walker of TET at the launch of the blue carbon Core and Restore project

TET’s coastal blue carbon project, Core and Restore, launched on 29 November with a dawn celebration on the shores of Waimeha/Waimea Inlet.  The chorus of morning bird call joined with a karakia offered by Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, and enthusiastic words of support from both Mayor Rachel Reese and Helen Kettles, DOC’s national estuaries […]

Nelson Tasman hosts NZ’s first blue carbon workshop

Waimea Inlet at low tide

1 September 2020 Media ReleaseFor immediate distribution  “From backyard dump to somewhere special,” was one participant’s vision for Nelson-Tasman’s estuaries at New Zealand’s inaugural Blue Carbon Workshop last Friday.  Twenty-five representatives from local business, government, community conservation and other stakeholder groups attended the workshop at the Headingly Centre, Richmond to learn about natural carbon sequestration in […]