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Bright ideas brimming at hackathon

Friday, 20 November 2015, 11:07 am | Landcare Research

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

Hackers with a cause

Friday, 6 November 2015, 1:10 pm | Landcare Research

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

Leading role in national environment report

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 2:53 pm | Landcare Research

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. More >>

Three trillion trees estimated worldwide

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 10:16 am | Landcare Research

A new study has found there are more than three trillion trees in the world – about eight times higher than previous estimates. More >>

Survey to comb NZ beehives

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 9:17 am | Landcare Research

A national survey of beekeepers will provide a “starting point” to explore the potential causes behind colony losses in New Zealand. More >>

Science “critical” in unlocking Māori land potential

Monday, 27 July 2015, 11:04 am | Landcare Research

More Māori are turning to science to unlock the potential of their land and natural resources. More >>

Finalist for Prestigious NZ Riverprize

Monday, 20 July 2015, 5:13 pm | Landcare Research

Finalist for Prestigious NZ Riverprize NZ Landcare Trust's entry for this years prestigious Morgan Foundation NZ River prize has been shortlisted for the finals, due to take place in September at the 18th International River symposium in Brisbane. ... More >>

Mite-y development in potential wasp biocontrol

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 10:19 am | Landcare Research

A tiny mite found on wasps continues to look a promising biocontrol agent against the winged pest. More >>

Survey of Rural Decision Makers

Thursday, 9 July 2015, 11:09 am | Landcare Research

Farmers, foresters and growers are being asked to help researchers understand what New Zealand’s rural landscape may look like in 10, 20 or even 50 years’ time. More >>

More birds in Kiwi gardens

Friday, 3 July 2015, 5:24 pm | Landcare Research

The number of birds in garden across the country is up this winter, according to preliminary results from the New Zealand Garden Bird Survey. More >>

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 >>



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