Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

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  • Jan 16

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    Dr Colin Meurk of Landcare Research talks about enticing birds into home gardens, and Ben Alms, aka Dr Compost, shares the ins and outs of building a worm farm.

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  • Dec 15

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    Flax collection helping save young lives

    23 Dec 15 by Katarina Tawiri

    One of New Zealand’s nationally significant plant collections is being used to help save babies’ lives.

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  • Dec 15

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    There are over 120 native orchids in New Zealand - with over half found nowhere else in the world. Many of them are threatened and have unique conservation values, but a big danger to them is that people often don't know how precious they are as they're so tricky to identify.With that in mind Landcare Research has come up with a free app called the NZ Orchid Key so the public can help identify and protect the threatened species. With the main flowering season starting, Landcare Reserach scientist Murray Dawson is hoping those walking in the outdoors spotting orchid-like flowers will stop and use the app - and take a picture - instead of pick them

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  • Dec 15

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    Christmas closure

    17 Dec 15

    The staff at Landcare Research are away on their holidays from December 25th to January 5th and our response to issues may be delayed during this time.

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  • Dec 15

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    App aids conserving native orchids

    16 Dec 15 by Murray Dawson

    An app to identify native orchids could help save some of the more rare and endangered species from being picked like a common daisy.

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  • Dec 15

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    Soil is fundamental to life on Earth – and as our soil and land resources come under increasing pressure, choices will need to be made for optimum and sustained use.

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  • Nov 15

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    Bright ideas brimming at hackathon

    20 Nov 15 by Justine Daw

    Three strangers have developed a web app to help landowners know how suitable their property is for bees.

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  • Nov 15

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    Hackers with a cause

    6 Nov 15 by Ngaire Raikabula

    Hackers will converge at a mystery location in Wellington this weekend. But there won’t be anything illegal going on.

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  • Oct 15

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    Landcare Research welcomes Environment Aotearoa 2015 – the third national state of environment report released today by the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) and Statistics New Zealand.

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  • Oct 15

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    Wasp biocontrol update 4

    14 Oct 15 by Ronny Groenteman & Bob Brown

    Recently our project went through a Stop/Go assessment, and I am pleased to report that MPI approved the Committee’s recommendation that the project should continue.

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