News & events
5 Nov 14 by Quentin Paynter
A Japanese butterfly has been introduced in New Zealand as a frontline defence against a weed threatening native plant life.
30 Oct 14 by Al Glen
Currently there are few robust techniques for measuring the results of pest control targeting predatory mammals such as stoats, feral cats and hedgehogs.
24 Oct 14 by Janet Wilmshurst
Researchers from the University of Auckland and Landcare Research have completed a new analysis of radiocarbon dated moa remains, providing the clearest insights yet into how and when New Zealand’s iconic giant birds became extinct.
15 Oct 14
Arresting the widespread decline in soil quality is the goal of a new regional soil partnership formed by 17 Pacific countries.
14 Oct 14 by Ronny Groenteman & Bob Brown
An update on the project investigating the biocontrol potential of promising-looking mites that were recently discovered and that appear to attack wasps.
25 Sep 14 by Hugh Gourlay
Hugh Gourlay introduces two potential tutsan biocontol agents.
22 Sep 14 by Alison Greenaway
Check out researchers Alison Greenaway and Robin Simcock taking part in a Radio NZ interview about trees in the urban environment, with a focus on the Wynyard Quarter in Auckland.
16 Sep 14 by Hugh Gourlay
Scientists at Landcare Research are investigating two small European insects as potential bio-control agents against the pest plant Tutsan (Hypericum androsaemum).
1 Sep 14 by Jamie Wood
New Zealand officially has a new species of bird; unfortunately birdwatchers are unlikely to have much luck if they go looking for it, as it has already been extinct for several hundred years.
Landcare Research Chief Executive, Dr Richard Gordon says the Crown Research Institute is well placed to host the new Biological Heritage National Science Challenge, announced today by Science Minister, Hon Steven Joyce.