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Manaaki Whenua welcomes Our Land 2018

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 1:12 pm | Landcare Research

“It is an important synthesis of the state of, and pressures on, our land environments,” says Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research chief executive Richard Gordon. More >>

New biocontrol agent against wandering jew to be released

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 4:09 pm | Landcare Research

Dogs in the Rotorua area could see their dermatitis clear up with the world’s first field release of a Brazilian fungal biocontrol agent aimed at combating the invasive weed tradescantia. More >>

BioBlitz at the Rotopiko Wetlands

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 10:52 am | Landcare Research

To celebrate the beauty and diversity of the country’s wetlands, the National Wetland Trust of New Zealand, and Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, are hosting the Rotopiko BioBlitz - New Zealand's first wetland BioBlitz. More >>

100s of Japan’s white admiral butterflies released in NZ

Monday, 29 January 2018, 3:37 pm | Landcare Research

In the fight against an aggressive vine invading New Zealand, Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research scientists are sending an army of caterpillars to the battlefield. More >>

Geospatial standards Organisations to meet in NZ

Friday, 24 November 2017, 12:28 pm | Landcare Research

Open Geospatial Consortium and International Standards Organisations to meet in NZ for the first time More >>

Landcare Research announces new directors

Monday, 10 July 2017, 2:37 pm | Landcare Research

Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd chair Jane Taylor is pleased to announce three new directors have been appointed to the board of the Crown Research Institute. More >>

Changes in garden bird populations over the last 10 years

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 10:08 am | Landcare Research

Landcare Research released research results today that reveal some species counted in the annual New Zealand Garden Bird Survey have declined over the last 10 years. More >>

Taking action against tutsan

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 1:24 pm | Landcare Research

Two insects that will tackle a weed threatening the viability of New Zealand farms are poised to be released into the environment for the first time. More >>

Kiwi scientists make breakthrough

Friday, 16 December 2016, 9:24 am | Landcare Research

A group of New Zealand and American scientists have discovered a new way of chemically converting reactive nitrogen common in soil before it turns into a harmful greenhouse gas. The discovery, which will be published in the latest edition of the prestigious ... More >>

NZ scientist Dr Susan Wiser contributes to global study

Friday, 14 October 2016, 11:53 am | Landcare Research

Christchurch-based scientist Susan Wiser is part of a team of scholars from 90 institutions around the world to have had a paper published in the influential Science journal today that reveals a continued loss in tree biodiversity would result in an accelerating ... More >>

Research into food supplement sourced from Southland wetland

Thursday, 1 September 2016, 3:52 pm | Landcare Research

A Landcare Research scientist has been granted funding to conduct further research into the commercial potential of an alga ‘harvested from the wild’. Dr Phil Novis says the ‘clinically proven health benefits’ of the alga mean that it offers ... More >>

Farmers seek biocontrol for smelly weed

Monday, 15 August 2016, 11:42 am | Landcare Research

A high country sheep farmer is leading the fight against a putrid-smelling weed that reduces lucerne yields, wool quality and taints meat. Gavin Loxton has formed the Horehound Biocontrol Group, which is working with Landcare Research, in a bid to ... More >>

Fighting wasps with wasps

Tuesday, 2 August 2016, 10:47 am | Landcare Research

A parasitic wasp is the latest weapon scientists are investigating in the war against wasps. More >>

Where have all the silvereyes gone?

Friday, 1 July 2016, 3:45 pm | Landcare Research

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. More >>

One million birds and counting

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 9:41 am | Landcare Research

The Landcare Research led citizen science project starts this Saturday (25 June) and runs until Sunday 3 July. More >>

New virus to control rabbits

Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 9:49 am | Landcare Research

A new strain of virus could help New Zealand farmers slash rabbit numbers by up to 30 per cent. The virus, called RHDV1-K5, is a Korean strain of the lethal calicivirus already present in New Zealand that causes rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD). The ... More >>

War on weeds nets $44 million windfall

Tuesday, 16 February 2016, 2:37 pm | Landcare Research

A tiny insect’s huge appetite is saving New Zealand dairy farmers $44 million a year. More >>

Rigorous tests for potential wasp biocontrol

Monday, 1 February 2016, 10:43 am | Landcare Research

Tests will soon begin to ensure a mite, that looks a promising biocontrol agent against wasps, isn’t a threat to bees. More >>

Weevils to wage war on weed

Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 11:53 am | Landcare Research

Hundreds of Chilean weevils will be released over the coming weeks to control the widespread weed Darwin’s barberry. Around 100 Darwin’s barberry seed weevils were released for the first time in New Zealand in March last year. Landcare Research ... More >>

Flax collection helping save young lives

Wednesday, 23 December 2015, 12:38 pm | Landcare Research

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



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