Fiona Hall, 'Take No Prisoners', barkcloth, umea, tongo (natural dyes and pigments) 227 x 236cm. Photo: Sam Hartnett. Courtesy of the artist and Two Rooms
Australian artist Fiona Hall’s most recent paintings on barkcloth are compelling, angry and dark – the urgent response of...More
100 per cent Pure Chile?: John Key meets with Chilean President Sebastián Piñera.
Chile is pioneering marine protection in the Pacific, while New Zealand is dragging its heels over establishing a sanctuary in the Kermadec Islands.
With tourism experts branding Chile the "...More
OPINION: The idea of turning environmentally significant marine areas into marine reserves sounds emotionally compelling until it is realised just how much is already being done to protect our marine environment in New Zealand's waters.
The executive director of WWF-NZ, Chris Howe, has...More
OPINION: New Zealand could be a world leader in marine protection, writes Chris Howe.
Earlier this month, a team of scientists returned from the Kermadec Islands to the north of New Zealand with discoveries of fish species previously unknown to science.
After a day or so of steaming towards East Cape, we decided that the weather was still too bad to launch any of the gear safely, so we plodded on down to Poverty Bay. This was a good decision. The seas were calm and the sun was out – perfect lander weather.
We deployed our secret...More
Seafarers have a strange way of describing things sometimes. For example, 1st officer Steve described today as being a “funny old day” and Captain Lindsey described the weather as “freshening.” This translates to being an absolute disaster of a day, mostly due to the fact the weather turned...More
A specimen photograph of Coryphaenoides yaquinae. If confirmed with more detailed study at Te Papa, this will be the first proven record in New Zealand waters. Photo credit: NIWA/University of Aberdeen.
Today saw retrieval of the two landers and fish trap from depths of 5000-...More
1st officer Steve Bailey (L) and Alan Jamieson (R) showing off the large cusk eels caught in the new legendary ‘big trap’ (back left). Photo courtesy of NIWA/University of Aberdeen, UK
Ah, I forgot what a joy it is to be on the Kaharoa, a veritable floating bowl of jokes. It is...More
Video frame grab of Coryphaenoides at 3500m. Credit: NIWA/University of Aberdeen, UK
Overnight, we sampled depths between 3000 and 3500 meters along a gradual slope. Both landers worked well, and provided some excellent footage of fish attracted to the bait. The bait, by the way...More
Another early start today. I released the fish trap first and the ascent and location was good. We scrambled the thing on deck to find it had actually worked. We caught a sleeper shark (Somniosidae antarcticus), a subnose eel (Simenchelys parasitica)...More