Coastal and Marine
NZTRI Associate Director Mark Orams wrote a column in the Sunday Star Times on 4 Dec 2011. Please read it below.
Exploring marine tourism as a supplemental livelihood to artisanal fisheries in small island developing states
26 August, 2011 14:00
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Professor Mark Orams was interviewed by the New Zealand Herald to get his opinion in the debate whether the emperor penguin who recently ended up on the Kapiti Coast should be taken down to Antarctica, released off the coast of New Zealand to find its own way home, or kept in captivity. Professor Orams cautioned against being "seduced by the romantic notion of returning it to the wild" without careful consideration of the penguin's health.
Mark Orams has just returned from a successful coaching stint with the NZL Sailing Team in Europe. The athlete he was coaching won the gold medal at the event - a career best result for her.
Michael Lück was invited by Professor Huang Xiang (Louis) of Jinan University in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, to travel to Guangzhou and deliver a series of lecture to a postgraduate class. The seven lectures were scheduled as “open lectures”, and thus students of other programmes had the opportunity to attend these. While in Guangzhou, students and staff invited Michael to a number of activities, such as a visit to the Chen Family Temple and the Guangdong Folk Art Museum, various lunches and dinners, and a night cruise on the beautiful Pearl River.