Press Releases

From time to time and at strategic opportunities, AWATEA has made press releases on relevant subjects.

The Executive would like to acknowledge the help of Mr. Brian Small at Busby Ramshaw and Grice, who has advised AWATEA on the form and content of these press releases.

22 March 2012
Scottish marine energy leaders to visit New Zealand

Scotland is a world leader in marine energy as a result of widespread political support from local councils, regional and national governments, and several of its industry representatives will be in New Zealand next month to share their experiences.

22 March 2012
NZ marine energy industry to link with US state

The New Zealand marine energy industry is to link up with its counterpart in the US state of Oregon.

7 October 2011
Three marine energy projects to receive funding

The Acting Minister of Energy and Resources, Hekia Parata, has today announced that three marine energy projects will receive funding as part of the Government’s Marine Energy Deployment Fund.

13 May 2011
AWATEA announces 5th Annual Conference on “The Business of Marine Energy”

The AWATEA Executive proudly announces AWATEA’s 5th Annual conference to be held at Te Papa Tongarewa on Thursday and Friday 26 and 27 May 2011.

28 March 2011
AWATEA announces 5th Annual Conference on “The Business of Marine Energy”

The AWATEA Executive proudly announces AWATEA’s 5th Annual conference to be held at Te Papa Tongarewa on Thursday and Friday 26 and 27 May 2011.

22 March 2011
Tidal current power project gets the go-ahead

New Zealand may become the home to the largest tidal current power project in the world.  Consents granted by the Environment Court and the Minister of Conservation have given the go-ahead to Crest Energy’s 200 MW tidal current power project in the outer part of the Kaipara Harbour.

12 November 2010
Marine Energy Deployment Fund 4th Round

Members are reminded that the 4th Round of the Marine Energy Deployment Fund is currently open.  Details of the bidding process and application forms can be downloaded from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority’s website:

22 September 2010
Government funding support for wave power on Chatham Island

Applications are now open for the fourth and final round of the New Zealand Government’s Marine Energy Deployment Fund (the Fund). The funds available from Round Four will be $880,000.

29 July 2010
Government funding support for wave power on Chatham Island

The Government’s $2,165,000 grant for harnessing the power of the sea to produce electricity on Chatham Island is great news for the 650 residents on the island, says Garry Venus of Chatham Island Marine Energy Limited.

29 July 2010
Chatham Islands wave project receives backing

A project to harness wave energy on the Chatham Islands has been awarded funding under the government’s Marine Energy Deployment Fund, Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today.

29 July 2010
Marine Energy Industry Milestone

The Aotearoa Wave & Tidal Association, umbrella organisation for the emerging marine energy industry, says the Chatham Island decision is a development milestone.

16 June 2010

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25 March 2010

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16 December 2009

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17 October 2007

13 March 2007

11 December 2006

8 September 2006

26 June 2006