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The Uawanui Project moves ahead with a range of key initiatives

Posted by Louisa McKerrow (Admin) Jun 30, 2017 Posted in News

2015 Conservation Innovation Awards winner, the Uawanui Project has been in the news this month.

The Uawanui Project continues to move ahead with a range of key initiatives. Recent important achievements include:  Working with QEII Trust, Weedbusters and WWF- New Zealand to support weed control training and begin developing a local cadet crew (Gisborne Herald, June 27).

The Uawanui Project was mentioned in Gisborne Herald (June 23) story about a young scientist raised in Ruatoria who has been awarded the Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Award and hopes to inspire more Tairawhiti students to get into science.“Whether in the traditional route, such as university, or community projects such as Uawanui Project, where all the kids are involved in taking water samples and planting trees" 

In the news too also (Gisborne Herald, June 19 )was the Tangaroa Ara Rau project which involves Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti and the community under their Uawanui Project, working together with science organisations to develop understanding and innovation about safe and sustainable food gathering. 

This post was edited on Jun 30, 2017 by Louisa McKerrow

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