Protecting special places in the sea.
(Radio New Zealand) A director for the environmental organisation Pew says other Pacific Island countries are drawing inspiration from the New Zealand model of dialogue over marine conservation. More
Chile is pioneering marine protection in the Pacific, while New Zealand is dragging its heels over establishing a sanctuary in the Kermadec Islands.More
The Pew Environment Group is on a mission to create 15 massive marine sanctuaries by 2020. Four down. Eleven to go. More
(Radio New Zealand) Science writer Rebecca Priestley was on board MHNZS Canterbury a few weeks ago, en route to the Kermadec Islands, when the ship encountered a large floating mass of newly erupted pumice - the mystery was which underwater volcano did it come from?More
(Dominion Post) Instead of "schlepping New Zealand's ridiculous 100 per cent pure image around the world", Prime Minister John Key should wake up and join the fight to protect our oceans. More
(Radio New Zealand) Kermadec Nine Artists in the South Pacific opens at the Wellington City Gallery on Thursday and aims to paint a broad artistic impression of Rangitahua or Raoul Island and the abundant marine life around the Kermadecs 1000km north of Auckland. More
(Radio New Zealand) The Rotorua District Council is being accused of mistreating residents in the suburb of Ngapuna, where a refuse transfer station is proposed.More
(Radio New Zealand) Ancient Maori connections to Rangitahua or Raoul Island in the Kermadecs, north of New Zealand, is one of the many stories being told during an exhibition opening on Wednesday at the Wellington City Gallery. More
(3 News) An exhibition featuring the works of nine artists inspired by the Kermadecs is set to open in Wellington tomorrow, aiming to get public support for a push to make the area a sanctuary. More
Wellington poet and art curator Gregory O'Brien writes from Easter Island, where he helped install the Kermadec - Nine artists in the South Pacific exhibition in the school hall of Hanga Roa.More
(The Australian Way) The Kermadec Islands aren't a household name, which is probably how they retain their status as one of the world's most pristine environments.More
(Auckland Now) "Wakey wakey" blasts over the loud speakers every morning to raise the nine South Pacific artists on board a navy frigate steaming north-east from New Zealand. They're heading for the unspoilt and untouched Kermadec Island group and as Ponsonby resident John Reynolds discovers the voyage really is an awakening.More
(New Zealand Herald) A trip to the Kermadecs by nine artists on the HMNZS Otago has spawned a touring art exhibition which underpins efforts to protect the region.More
(BBC) A huge crustacean has been found lurking 7km down in the waters off the coast of New Zealand.More
(Radio New Zealand) A tropical island paradise where there are few people but many hidden dangers. There is no township here, no post office or general store.More
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