Annual general meeting

Our annual general meeting will be held on Sunday 12 October 2014. The marae opens at 11am, kai will be at midday and the annual general meeting will begin at 1pm sharp.

RSVP (for catering and transport) by Monday 6 October by calling us on: 0800 924 4260. See http://www.waihao.maori.nz/webapps/i/86546/198472/564130 for a draft agenda.

Congratulations

Matt Wylie (a descendant of Pakinui and William Harpur), has recently returned from Europe and Australia, where he presented some of his doctorate research into aquaculture at various scientific conferences.

Matt presented his research at the World Aquaculture 2014 conference, where he was awarded second place for his oral presentation entitled, Hāpuku Polyprion oxygeneios aquaculture in New Zealand – growth and gonadal development of F1 broodstock under two different temperature regimes.

With this award, Matt received a koha, a letter from the president of the World Aquaculture Society and the chance to publish an article outlining his research in the next issue of the World Aquaculture magazine. This award is an acknowledgement of the quality and relevance of Matt’s work to aquaculture research.

Matt’s research focuses on hāpuku (groper) aquaculture and is a collaboration supervised by Dr Mark Lokman (University of Otago), Dr Jane Symonds (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)) and Professor Abigail Elizur (University of the Sunshine Coast).

He also presented some of his research at the 10th International Symposium on Reproductive Physiology of Fish in Portugal, before he travelled to Spain where he was invited to speak at the Institute of Aquaculture of Torre la Sal, by the National Council of Scientific Research (CSIC, Spain). Congratulations Matt.

Matt Wylie holding his World Aquaculture Award.

Matt Wylie holding his World Aquaculture Award.

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