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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 >>

App aids conserving native orchids

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 2:58 pm | Landcare Research

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

Police launch of 'Walk Away'

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 9:49 am | Landcare Research

Counties Manukau Police have teamed up with a renowned New Zealand singer and South Auckland High school students in attempt to raise awareness around family violence. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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