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Survey Of Rural Decision Makers – 2019 Results Out Now

Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 12:13 pm | Manaaki Whenua

The results of the fourth biennial Survey of Rural Decision Makers, run by scientists at Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, have now been released. More than 3700 people responded to the survey during spring 2019. Respondents include both lifestyle and ... More >>

Soil Sensors In The Living Room – How Science Keeps Going During Lockdown

Friday, 17 April 2020, 1:20 pm | Manaaki Whenua

Although New Zealand’s still in COVID-19 lockdown, it hasn’t stopped scientists at Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research from devising some ingenious home-based workarounds, to make sure that their research can keep going even if they aren’t allowed to ... More >>

New Children’s Book In Pacific Languages

Monday, 24 February 2020, 12:24 pm | Manaaki Whenua

Whānau Manaaki Kindergartens has published a new children’s picture book in seven languages about starting school. There is a shortage of books in Pacific languages particularly for the smaller Pacific communities in New Zealand, and this book will ... More >>

Winner Picked for New Zealand’s National Fungus

Friday, 8 June 2018, 11:33 am | Manaaki Whenua

New Zealand has voted its pick for the national fungus and the overwhelming winner is the sky-blue mushroom Entoloma hochstetteri (also known to Māori as werewere-kōkako). More >>

Fowl smells could help native birds

Thursday, 10 September 2015, 10:18 am | Manaaki Whenua

A Kiwi scientist is following his nose and testing a novel approach which could help save nesting native birds from predators. More >>