News & events
3 Jul 15 by Eric Spurr
The number of birds in garden across the country is up this winter, according to preliminary results from the New Zealand Garden Bird Survey.
26 Jun 15 by Eric Spurr
The country’s cold snap could see record numbers of birds recorded in the annual New Zealand Garden Bird Survey.
16 Jun 15 by Ronny Groenteman & Bob Brown
The first year of the wasp biocontrol programme is drawing to a close and it is time to reflect on the challenges and success to date.
27 May 15 by Maj Padamsee
In a world first, New Zealand is using a Peruvian plant disease as biocontrol against a notorious weed.
19 May 15 by Barbara Anderson
It was a “race against the weather” for Landcare Research scientist Barbara Anderson to unearth 810 tea bags buried on Mt Cardrona.
22 Apr 15 by Robert Hoare
An elusive species of moth that hasn’t been seen in New Zealand for almost 20 years has been found.
15 Apr 15 by Simon Fowler
Areas where Brazilian beetles were released to control a weed, hated by conservationists, gardeners and dog owners alike, are showing signs it’s working.
1 Apr 15 by Colin Meurk
The ecologist behind a dune restoration project extensively damaged by a suspicious fire holds hope some of the native plants will regenerate.
19 Mar 15 by Lindsay Smith
A tiny Chilean beetle has been introduced to New Zealand in a bid to control a weed that if left unchecked could potentially become as big a problem as gorse.
2 Mar 15 by Jamie Wood
New research has found pests may be assisting the spread of wilding pines which have invaded more than 1.5 million hectares in New Zealand.