Steve Hill

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YOB: 1958
Experience: Recreational Fisherman
Regions: Canterbury, Catlins
Interview Location: Curio Bay, NZ
Interview Date: 11 January 2016
Post Date: 11 November 2017; Copyright © 2017 Steve Hill and Steve Crawford

2. EXPOSURE TO MĀORI/LOCAL/SCIENCE KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS

CRAWFORD: To what extent has Māori culture and knowledge affected your understanding of New Zealand marine ecosystems?

HILL: Well, it's had nothing. 

CRAWFORD: In terms of Science, how much has that culture and knowledge affected your understanding of these coastal ecosystems?

HILL: I’d put it on Very High. 

CRAWFORD: Ok. You gave me an example, in terms of your interactions with DOC [Department of Conservation], and data collection about the Sea Lions and the Penguins. What other types of things have you done that bring in Science into your understanding. 

HILL: Yeah. Working with DOC down here, I understand a lot through Nicola Vallance down here. She's changed her name now to Toki, married. What she has taught me, and understand she used to work with DOC, she just started back with DOC now as an ambassador. 

Copyright © 2017 Steve Hill and Steve Crawford