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NZ’s Biological Heritage Challenge projects announced

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 10:37 am | Landcare Research

Projects to tackle three of the biggest environmental issues facing New Zealand are about to get underway. More >>

Garden Bird Survey takes flight

Friday, 26 June 2015, 9:32 am | Landcare Research

The country’s cold snap could see record numbers of birds recorded in the annual New Zealand Garden Bird Survey. More >>

Plant disease biocontrol world first

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 10:03 am | Landcare Research

In a world first, New Zealand is using a Peruvian plant disease as biocontrol against a notorious weed. More >>

Buried tea bags unearthed

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 11:56 am | Landcare Research

It was a “race against the weather” for Landcare Research scientist Barbara Anderson to unearth 810 tea bags buried on Mt Cardrona. More >>

Brazilian Beetles Effective Biocontrol Against Tradescantia

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 11:04 am | Landcare Research

Areas where Brazilian beetles were released to control a weed, hated by conservationists, gardeners and dog owners alike, are showing signs it’s working. More >>

Fire huge setback to dune restoration

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 2:41 pm | Landcare Research

The ecologist behind a dune restoration project extensively damaged by a suspicious fire holds hope some of the native plants will regenerate. More >>

South American beetle introduced to control weed

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 1:43 pm | Landcare Research

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. More >>

Pests may help spread wilding pines

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 11:30 am | Landcare Research

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. More >>

New app makes identifying plants easier

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 12:14 pm | Landcare Research

Identifying plants is complex when there are dozens, hundreds and in some cases even thousands of species, many with similar features. But Landcare Research is making this easier. More >>

Tea bags new research tool

Monday, 2 February 2015, 4:09 pm | Landcare Research

Barbara Anderson recently went through more than 800 tea bags in two days. Sounds like a world record attempt doesn’t it? Yet not one cup was brewed. Instead, they were buried. More >>

Thousands of species undiscovered

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 5:09 pm | Landcare Research

Thousands of species in New Zealand are yet to be discovered. But it’s not just scientists who could uncover them. It could be you. More >>

Regional effort to improve soil quality

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 9:41 am | Landcare Research

Arresting the widespread decline in soil quality is the goal of a new regional soil partnership formed by 17 Pacific countries. More >>

Potential biocontrol agents settling into containment

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 2:25 pm | Landcare Research

Scientists at Landcare Research are investigating two small European insects as potential bio-control agents against the pest plant Tutsan (Hypericum androsaemum). More >>

New Biological Heritage Science Challenge

Friday, 29 August 2014, 4:30 pm | Landcare Research

The new National Science Challenge, New Zealand’s Biological Heritage - Ngā Koiora Tuku Iho, announced today by Science and Innovation Minister, Hon Steven Joyce is much more than just a large research programme, according to Dr James Buwalda, Chair ... More >>

Kiwi science at work on Aussie pest problems

Monday, 18 August 2014, 12:15 pm | Landcare Research

New Zealand science that assists Australian farmers predict mouse outbreaks could soon be applied on this side of the Tasman. More >>

Where are all the silvereyes?

Friday, 11 July 2014, 12:35 pm | Landcare Research

Early results from the 2014 national Garden Bird Survey show a significant drop in the number of silvereyes counted. More >>

Nationwide Garden Bird Survey begins this weekend

Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 3:13 pm | Landcare Research

Kiwi nature-lovers are being asked for their help for an important wildlife survey – and you don’t even have to leave your living room or school classroom to take part. More >>

Fun new ‘App’ to bring pest control into electronic world

Wednesday, 18 December 2013, 12:19 pm | Landcare Research

A just-released downloadable smartphone ‘App’ will provide enjoyment this summer and alert the user to the plight of New Zealand’s native birds. It is also set to be a precursor of new tools to challenge how New Zealanders think about pest control. More >>

Diverse projects recieve new Government funding

Thursday, 29 August 2013, 3:46 pm | Landcare Research

Diverse projects aimed at boosting agricultural productivity and ensuring more effective pest control are among those that have received significant new Government funding. More >>

Pond borders can benefit bees

Thursday, 1 August 2013, 2:30 pm | Landcare Research

Irrigation pond borders offer a great opportunity to increase biodiversity on farms without impacting on productive land, according to researchers. Landcare Research scientists have used remote sensing – computer analysis of satellite images – ... More >>



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