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Project Hotspot Heroes

The success of Project Hotspot is entirely reliant on awesome support from the community. Here’s a massive shout out to those who have gone beyond the call of duty providing sightings, photos, videos and other support.

Special thanks to Sharyn Smart, Allen Pidwell, Francois Husillos, Abbie Diggleman, Chaddy, Daisy Lean, Jade Butler, Ian Steele, Stefan Bienert, Nathan Crook, Craig Williamson, Nicole Sturgess, Damon Flett, Bridget Harrison, Fred King, Karen Pratt, Andrew Tulloch, Jacqui Tulloch, Dominika Zielinska, Andrew Wright, Claire Hunn and Toni Corbett.


Project Hotspot Team

Emily Roberts (Project Hotspot Lead, Marine Ecologist TRC, NMMRS)

Elise Smith (MAIN Trust NZ, NMMRS)

Shane Orchard (Environmental Scientist, NatureWatch NZ)

Pat Swanson (EMR, Highlands Intermediate)

Joshua Richardson (Project Hotspot Coordinator South Taranaki)

Hannah Hendriks (Marine Species Technical Assistant DOC)

Callum Lilley (Senior Ranger – Marine DOC)

Halema Jamieson (Ecologist TRC)

Denise Rowland, Mike Tapp (Partnership Ranger - Education DOC)

Raewynne Niwa (Education & Schools Partner)

Gillian MacKay (Oakura School)

Brent Dunnet (Spotswood College)

Leesha Clark (Matapu School)

Shakira Derbyshire (Auroa School)

Mariana Horigome (MetOcean Solutions)



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