Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

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    Moths don't tend to get noticed much. They don't have the celebrity status of a nuclear scientist or a native bird. Compared to their close relatives the butterfly, moths lack the X factor. Moths are in need of a media makeover.

  • Art science and Te Reo were behind a Dunedin charity auction on 16th June 2017 raising money for a group of kura kaupapa students to attend the WIPCE (World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education) academic conference in Canada.

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    Students from a Dunedin Maori primary school headed off on a trip of a lifetime to Canada to talk about moths.

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    Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ōtepoti has found that there are around 2000 different species of moths in Aotearoa, 90% of which are found nowhere else. They are hoping to present the findings of their yearlong study at the 2017 World Indigenous People’s Conference on Education (WIPCE) in Toronto, Canada, but they need your help. Hania Douglas reports.

  • Alison Ballance and Barbara Anderson discuss the Ahi Pepe | MothNet Project, including its strong Te Reo Māori focus.

  • Barry Crump talks moths with Dr Robert. They are often seen as dowdy and dusty, but like bees, moths play an important role as pollinators. Robert Hoare from Landcare Research explores the variety of moths we have in New Zealand, and the threat posed to them by streetlights.

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    Barbara Anderson discusses the MothNet project, and why moths are great indicators of change, with Sophie Fern.

  • Kim Hill talks to Dr Barbara Anderson is a Rutherford Discovery Fellow at Landcare Research in Dunedin. She is the coordinator of Ahi Pepe MothNet, a citizen science project that has seen teachers, students and whanau engage with moths this week at Orokonui Ecosanctuary.

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    South Island primary school pupils are learning about the importance of moths at Orokonui Ecosanctuary. They're part of a government-funded programme, aiming to get pupils interested in moths and science in general. And their work is set to influence national research.

  • Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ōtepoti in Dunedin is helping a Pākehā scientist find out more about NZ moths. The project has helped Dr Barbara Anderson gain a Māori perspective, while encouraging the knowledge and interest of students in science.

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    Clutha Valley School pupils took the first steps this week to helping with a study on the population density of nocturnal moths. Pupils were treated to a visit by researchers from the University of Otago, Landcare Research and the Orokonui Ecosanctuary on Tuesday and Wednesday. They are running a course called Shedding Light on the Night in Otago schools.

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    The rare Izatha Caustopa moth has been found by scientists after going missing for 30 years

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  • Listener Jo thinks she's seeing fewer moths around. So is New Zealand's moth population falling? With moth specialist Robert Hoare of Landcare Research.

  • Moths tend to fly under the radar when it comes to scientific research despite the fact they're important pollinators for plants and food source for native birds. But a new Citizen Science project in Otago is literally putting the spotlight on them. Dr Barbara Anderson is overseeing the project Shedding Light on the Night with the help of several Otago schools, University of Otago, the Orokonui Ecosanctuary north of Dunedin and some of her colleagues at Landcare Research.

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    A migrating moth considered a delicacy in parts of Australia has been blown across the Tasman to Cardrona.

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    Roxburgh Area School pupils now find moths a little less gross with the help of a travelling laboratory.