News & events
15 Aug 16 by Ronny Groenteman
A high country sheep farmer is leading the fight against a putrid-smelling weed that reduces lucerne yields, wool quality and taints meat.
2 Aug 16 by Bob Brown and Ronny Groenteman
A parasitic wasp is the latest weapon scientists are investigating in the war against wasps.
25 Jul 16 by Andrea Byrom
“The significant new investment in pest eradication, announced at Zealandia in Wellington today by Prime Minister John Key, could be a game-changer. And a game-changer is just what our biodiversity desperately needs,” says Dr Andrea Byrom, Director of the National Science Challenge for NZ’s Biological Heritage, and an expert in pest ecology.
21 Jul 16 by Ronny Groenteman
In the last update we told you that the wasp biocontrol project is at a turning point. Well, we have just heard from the Sustainable Farming Fund that our request for variation has been approved, so it is time to tell you what happens next, and why.
4 Jul 16 by Ilse Breitwieser
A book outlining, for the first time ever, the complete flora of the Cook Islands has come to fruition.
1 Jul 16 by Eric Spurr
There’s a record low of silvereyes in gardens across the country this winter, according to preliminary results from the New Zealand Garden Bird Survey.
27 Jun 16 by Ronny Groenteman
The past few weeks have brought much excitement to the project.
22 Jun 16 by Catriona MacLeod
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the New Zealand Garden Bird Survey.
26 May 16 by Jim Payne
The Soils Portal is your launch pad to soils information collected and managed by Landcare Research.
11 May 16 by Jamie Wood
The grey-faced petrel will be well-known to many as the North Island muttonbird (or oi, kuia or tītī to North Island iwi).