Philippa Agnew

Oamaru

Sector Environmental

Research Scientist, Oamaru Blue Penguin ColonyInternationally recognised authority on blue penguins. Worked with local authorities, runanga and other stakeholders on a number of environmentally-related issues including penguin conservation, erosion and habitat renewal.

To me the forum is important because it brings together groups within the community that value the marine environment and allows those groups to be involved in its’ protection. The marine environment needs to be treasured not only to sustain healthy ecosystems but also for the enjoyment of future generations”.