News & events
31 Jan 18 by Suzette Howe
Hundreds of Japan’s white admiral butterflies are emerging in New Zealand for the first time.
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.
22 Jan 18
A fun, educational event for the whole family to celebrate World Wetlands Day and local biodiversity.
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.
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.
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.
24 Nov 17 by Christine Harper
International meetings on a subject that enables much of the technology that enhances our lives will be held in New Zealand next month.
7 Nov 17
We're celebrating 25 years of science for New Zealand with Science NZ and our partner Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) with a fascinating array of public talks and interactive exhibitions in Te Papa's Oceania Room. Scientists will be on hand to answer your questions, and as well as displays profiling our work on weeds, pest control, the environment, citizen science, and our unique biodiversity, we have activities for young and aspiring scientists.
10th Nov 2017 - 11th Nov 2017
Meet us at Te Papa - find out more about who we are and what we do.
12 Aug 17 by Ronny Groenteman
When Sphecophaga larvae pupate, they can go on to become one of three types of cocoons: i) those which will turn into brachypterous, or short-winged, adults (aka fast-generation pupae); ii) those which will turn into fully-winged adults; and iii) those which will turn into fully winged overwintering adults. The overwintering cocoons have thick walls built to withstand up to 3-4 years in the soil.