3 Jan 2016

Citizen Science: Waitara Alive!

From The Weekend, 9:30 am on 3 January 2016

Taranaki's Waitara coastline is coming under intense scrutiny over the next few months, as the focus of a new Citizen Science project. It’s part of a government initiative called A Nation of Curious Minds. Back in 2001 Tom Hunt organised a survey of the coastline - the new results will be compared to his findings to establish how the coastline's changing. It's an important site for local iwi who're working closely with the project leaders. Schools, DoC, the local regional council and recreational groups are also getting involved. Lynn Freeman spoke to project leader Vicky Dombroski from Waitara Alive who says there's growing interest in conservation of the coastline.