Annual Report 2016
Manaaki whenua – Manaaki tangata
(Care for the land – Care for the people)
Welcome to Landcare Research’s Annual Report for the year to 30th June 2016.
This has been a remarkable year for Landcare Research and we invite you to enjoy this annual report highlighting our performance and impact. We have seen an extraordinary development of new initiatives across the science sector – both more innovative and more collaborative than we have seen in previous years.
We have also seen growing impact achieved by the research, science, and technology done by Landcare Research; and we have continued to forge valued new relationships with stakeholders, especially Regional Councils, Māori organisations, and among the general public in New Zealand.
Landcare Research was formed in 1992 and is one of the seven current Crown research institutes (CRIs). CRIs function as independent companies but are owned by and accountable to the New Zealand Government.
We are responsible for four National Outcomes: improved biodiversity and biosecurity; achieve sustainable land use, mitigation of greenhouse gases; and increase the ability of New Zealand industries and organisations to develop within environmental limits.
An overview of progress against the major pillars of the strategy we have been implementing since 2014, which are focused on our people, our partnerships, and the impact we create through our science. Financial resilience underpins our core strategy.
Complex challenges face New Zealanders in managing our natural resources sustainably. We have developed a framework to assess the internal and external value of our research, to understand how we can more effectively respond to this complexity, and increase the impact of our work.
Landcare Research's purpose is to drive innovation in New Zealand's management of terrestrial biodiversity and land resources in order to both protect and enhance the terrestrial environment and grow New Zealand's prosperity.
Landcare Research’s goal is to be the preferred research and innovation partner to Māori to enhance the well-being and value of land-based natural resources.
Landcare Research is committed to ensuring nationally significant databases and collections and associated services are readily available and can be used efficiently and effectively.
Key performance indicators for Knowledge & technology transfer, Science excellence and People, learning & culture.
Improve measurement, management, and protection of New Zealand’s terrestrial biodiversity, including in the conservation estate.
Achieve the sustainable use of land resources and their ecosystem services across catchments and sectors.
Improved measurement and mitigation of greenhouse gases from the terrestrial biosphere.
Increase the ability of New Zealand industries and organisations to develop within environmental limits and meet market and community requirements.
Landcare Research received $24.2 million Core funding in 2015/16 for research to achieve our four National Outcomes.
2015/16 performance measured against the key non-financial performance indicators outlined in the Statement of Corporate Intent 2016‒21.
Summary of group financial performance.
For the year ended 30 June 2016.