2021 Projects

Tarakihi Taiora

Te Kāhui o Taranaki are working with the Ngāti Moeahu hapū to reconnect whānau, hapū and iwi to Tarakihi through GIS, remote sensing technologies and marine science.

 

Shark Spy Taranaki

Shark Spy is collecting sightings and information on sharks, rays and skates (including egg cases) along Taranaki coastline to help quantify the species diversity, abundance, and more.

 

Project Mokomoko

Experience Purangi is teaming up with local school children and other collaborators to assess the reptile abundance and diversity across different habitat types in Purangi.

 

Robogrow

A group of Inglewood High School students are investigating how an automated growing system can be developed and how such a system compares to traditional growing methods. Read more.

Wētā Watcher

Wildlife.ai is collaborating with local community, conservation and education organisations to test the effectiveness of a device that autonomously takes photos of ground-dwelling invertebrates and herpetofauna (lizards/geckos).

 

TempoFit - Running in Schools Programme

Taranaki intermediate schools are helping TempoFit launch a pilot of a ground-breaking running and exercise programme for 11 to 13-year-olds.

 

Regenerative Farming

More than 30 Taranaki dairy, sheep and beef farmers are collaborating with scientists, and regenerative agriculture specialists for regenerative farming trials to improve soil, pasture, and animal health.

2020 Projects

He Whenua, He Tangata, He Oranga: A Fashionable Fight

Students from Te Wharekura o Te Pihipihinga Kākano Mai i Rangiātea are exploring how traditional Māori knowledge and indigenous dying methodologies can innovate 21st century textile manufacturing processes and systems.

Haurapa Kiwi

Haurapa Kiwi is aiming to change the way kiwi translocations are monitored in Taranaki using drones for telemetry location tracking.

Auroa School Sound Lures

Auroa School are investigating the way sound can be used to increase the efficiency of pest traps. 

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Seachange Surveys

Seachange Surveys is a citizen science project that aims to help local communities monitor coastal species - primarily kaimoana (seafood) - in their rohe moana (coastal area).

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Papa Pokepoke 

Exploring the unique features and properties of papa/clay found within the Ngāti Mutunga rohe to foster a greater understanding of how it originated in Taranaki and potential as a material for building.

Ground Breaking Mushrooms

Utilising spent coffee grounds from cafes around Taranaki, students are experimenting with how different substrate mixes and environmental variables effect oyster mushroom growth. 

Exploring a Place for Virtual Reality (VR) in Dementia

Alzheimers Taranaki are exploring if VR is an an effective way to support cognitive and social skills in dementia clients.

Our Green Ōpunake Journey

Ōpunake Kindergarten and Sustainable Taranaki are exploring the impacts of point of purchase information on recycling behaviour to positively shift recycling habits.

What makes the sub-tidal reefs of the Taranaki bight unique? This research project as part of the PSP pilot project reveals.

How do you make a hydrosol? Students from Toko School set out on a journey of discovery with the Curious Minds PSP pilot project.

Curious Minds Taranaki Reports

Curious Minds Taranaki Case Study 2020
The Impact and Potential Role of Curious Minds in Taranaki