Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

TechWeek 2019

TechWeek 2019

Mānuka honey’s sticky situation
Mānuka honey’s sticky situation and the project working to solve it

Mānuka honey has quickly become New Zealand’s latest gold rush, and honey-lovers across the globe can’t get enough of the ‘liquid gold.’ But with at least 879,750 registered beehives across the country, twice as many as 15 years ago, the industry is working at a rate that both our flowering vegetation and honey bees can’t sustain.


Achieving results: lasers & drones
Achieving results for the environment through technology: lasers, scanners & drones

Join us online as our researchers showcase their work and the impacts of technology on our environment. We will host a live Q+A with Ben Jolly and Andrew McMillan who will showcase technology ranging from terrestrial laser scanners and drones to virtual reality headsets and how they can benefit research of our environment. Viewers will be able to look at the equipment throughout the session and ask Ben and Andrew questions.


Achieving results: predators
Achieving results for the environment through technology: Predators

Join us online as our researchers showcase their work and the impacts of technology on our environment. Bruce Warburton will host a live session and detail the advances that have been made in predator control. Bruce will discuss the issues around expanding wallaby populations in New Zealand and the technology we have created to monitor their movements.


Digitisation Expedition (Citizen Science)
Digitisation Expedition (Citizen Science)

Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research is custodian of the Allan Herbarium – a collection of dried plant specimens from around the world and is the largest in Aotearoa. The Herbarium is a collection of flowering plants, mosses, liverworts, lichens and algae. The specimens in the collection provide a permanent, irreplaceable resource to researchers and managers that seek to understand and document New Zealand’s flora. This Expedition needs volunteers like you to help us increase our digital specimen records. We have a massive 660,000 specimens and objects at the Herbarium but only 45% have been ‘digitised’ for researchers and biosecurity and biodiversity managers to access from anywhere in the world.