Motiti - according to the MRMT, the island and its reefs should be protected from adverse effects such as dredging, trawling or discharge.

Tipping point: Non-word of the year

Sitting in an environment court is an experience of its own. I would know. For the last two weeks, I had the opportunity to be present in a case around the island of Motiti. The indigenous people, represented in the Motiti Rohe Moana Trust (MRMT), sought protection for their ocean, their coast and reefs. It´s … Continue reading Tipping point: Non-word of the year

Romantic picnic on top of Bugess Island.

A paradise called Mokohinau

“Wich part did impress you most?” people keep on asking the two of us after our cruise from the Bay of Plenty to the Bay of Islands in New Zealand. The answer comes as quickly as simultaneously: The Mokohinau (Pokohinu) Islands – a paradise for those who love solitude, the sights of sh curiously checking … Continue reading A paradise called Mokohinau

6 weeks sailing in New Zealand: A sea trial

"In six weeks you can singlehandedly sail Kahu", T.A. said to me. His infinite optimism keeps on surprising me. It is both encouraging as well as putting me under pressure from time to time: I should learn to navigate the boat on my own in just six weeks? We will see. Six weeks was not … Continue reading 6 weeks sailing in New Zealand: A sea trial

How we developed Nomad Ocean

Like all great things, this project started in a café over a couple of long black coffees. We had met a month earlier in a great little coffee shop in Mount Maunganui, in the Bay of Plenty of New Zealand, and we have gotten on really well. We both had a commitment to change the … Continue reading How we developed Nomad Ocean