Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

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  • May 18


    Aotearoa’s magnificent kauri tree was almost wiped out in the early 1900s due to settler deforestation, and now the giants of our forests face a new threat – kauri dieback.

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  • 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.

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  • Mar 18


    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


    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


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

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  • Jan 18


    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


    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


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

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  • Jan 18


    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


    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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