Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

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  • Apr 18

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    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.

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  • Mar 18

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    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.

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  • Feb 18

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    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.

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  • Feb 18

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    School students have discovered new bacterial species in Aotearoa’s first wetland BioBlitz.

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  • Jan 18

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    Hitting back at Japanese Honeysuckle

    31 Jan 18 by Suzette Howe

    Hundreds of Japan’s white admiral butterflies are emerging in New Zealand for the first time.

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  • Jan 18

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    Fungi of New Zealand

    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.

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  • Jan 18

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    A fun, educational event for the whole family to celebrate World Wetlands Day and local biodiversity.

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  • Jan 18

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    Update 5: Experiments with agar plates

    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.

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  • Dec 17

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    What on Earth?

    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.

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  • Dec 17

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    Wasp biocontrol update 12

    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.

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