News & events
10 Apr 18
The Central Otago Ecological Trust recently released Jewelled geckos into a 14-ha predator-proof fence near Alexandra. This species has been extinct from Central Otago for many decades, so this translocation represents a significant step in restoring lost lizard communities in this region.
Dogs in the Rotorua area could see their dermatitis clear up with the world’s first field release of a Brazilian fungal biocontrol agent aimed at combating the invasive weed tradescantia.
28 Feb 18
Students and teachers from at least nine kura kaupapa schools across New Zealand gathered at Pūtiki Marae in Whānganui last week for Ahi Pepe | MothNet’s first North Island camp.
25 Feb 18 by Suzette Howe
School students have discovered new bacterial species in Aotearoa’s first wetland BioBlitz.
31 Jan 18 by Suzette Howe
Hundreds of Japan’s white admiral butterflies are emerging in New Zealand for the first time.
30 Jan 18 by Suzette Howe
A new educational booklet, aimed at teaching Māori ancestral knowledge about fungi (hekaheka) has been released to schools.
Manaaki Whenua researchers launched the bilingual teacher and student booklet “Ngā Hekaheka o Aotearoa,” at Auckland’s Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Maungarongo.
22 Jan 18
A fun, educational event for the whole family to celebrate World Wetlands Day and local biodiversity.
16 Jan 18 by Phil Novis
Testing predicted responses of Antarctic plants and microbes to environmental change. It is time now to consider how we will conduct laboratory experiments to determine the environmental tolerances of the eight species of Antarctic terrestrial species.
18 Dec 17
What does the latest satellite Earth observation technology mean for New Zealand industry, environment and climate? March’s ‘What On Earth’ Colloquium in Wellington is the perfect place to answer that question.
15 Dec 17 by Bob Brown
After racing badgers to wasp nests last year, and losing half the time, I decided to schedule this year’s collecting trip a few weeks earlier in the year, starting in late northern hemisphere summer. I started the trip in Leuven, Belgium, where I teamed up with colleagues at KU Leuven who specialise in the evolution of sociality in bees, wasps and ants.