New projects funded by the NZ SeaRise Programme in the latest round of the Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism Fund.

The Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism Fund is the first independent journalism fund dedicated to furthering coverage of the science-related issues that impact New Zealanders. In this fourth funding round, NZ SeaRise Programme has supported the fund to talented journalists writing on the sea level rise in New Zealand.

Projects have been awarded under the following themes:

Sea level rise in Aotearoa New Zealand funded by NZ SeaRise programme

  • $3700 to Eloise Gibson for “Uncharted waters” – a written feature with graphics, for Newsroom.

  • $2300 to Charlie Mitchell for “Frontlines” – a multimedia exploration of the intersection between sea-level rise and socio-economic issues for Stuff.

Open call

  • $3000 for Nadine Hura for “E Hinemoana, E Tangaroa / Facing the rising tide” – for publication in The Spinoff.

    This theme is funded up to $1500 by our Press Patron supporters and the Prime Minister’s Science Communication Prize. In recognition of the high quality of this application from an emerging journalist, it has also been granted an additional $1500 from the NZ SeaRise programme.

See full list of the Science Journalism Fund 2019 winners here

More information about the Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism fund is available here