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Myrtle Rust – Some Good News On A Bad Anniversary

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 7:38 pm | Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research

The Beyond Myrtle Rust research programme has an update on the unprecedented levels of myrtle rust infections found on pōhutukawa trees in Auckland during the 2022/23 summer: this past summer, in 2023/24, trees seem to have caught a break. More >>

Forests And Fungi, A Match Made In Havelock

Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 2:05 pm | Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research

The group is taking part in the 36th annual Fungal Foray. Organised by FUNNZ, the Fungal Network of New Zealand, and supported by Manaaki Whenua, the week is an opportunity to collectively advance the knowledge of fungi in New Zealand, of which about 80% ... More >>

Understanding Your Garden Birds – Who Was Ahead Of The Trend In 2023

Wednesday, 8 May 2024, 3:37 pm | Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research

Results from the 2023 State of New Zealand Garden Birds | Te Āhua o ngā Manu o te Kāri Aotearoa have just been released and the regional long-term trend shows a rapid increase (210%) in the number of tūī seen in Canterbury. More >>

Myrtle Rust Find Reported In Christchurch

Thursday, 27 May 2021, 11:07 am | Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research

The recent find of myrtle rust on a mature hedge in residential Christchurch marks a new southern point for the likely establishment of the disease. Previous sightings in this area have been on plants purchased in nurseries in other regions and relocated ... More >>

Microbes In Our Wetlands – A New Use For EDNA

Thursday, 7 January 2021, 4:48 pm | Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research

Researchers Jamie Wood and Michelle McKeown collecting a wetland soil core.  DNA extracted from soils, air, water, and other substrates (known as environmental DNA, or eDNA for short) is fast becoming a vital tool for studying a wide range of ... More >>

Te Mahi Oneone – Hua Parakore; A New Māori Soil Sovereignty And Well-being Handbook

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 9:24 am | Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research

Te toto o te tangata he kai, te oranga o te tangata, he whenua, he oneone – While food provides the blood in our veins, our health is drawn from the land and soils In te ao Māori, soil is taonga. It is also whanaunga – it holds ancestral connections ... More >>

Smarter Management For Better Results

Friday, 25 September 2020, 10:55 am | Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research

Manaaki Whenua’s Dr Patrick Garvey and colleagues recently published new ideas on manipulating vertebrate pest behaviour for wildlife management. The research followed an interdisciplinary workshop in 2018, which brought together experts in the fields ... More >>

New Study Shows The Effectiveness Of Lockdown Measures On Preventing COVID-19 Spread

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 4:44 pm | Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research

Emergency health measures such as social distancing, shelter-in-place and travel restrictions had a significant impact on stopping the spread of COVID-19, new research shows. A New Zealand economist joined an international team of researchers to produce ... More >>




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