September newsletter

Get to know our new Kaihautū Ngātahi, read about the latest mahi from our research investments, and much more…

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What’s in a name?
Demystifying lilly pilly hedges

Every winter, Beyond Myrtle Rust asks gardeners to prune their lilly pilly hedges to help prevent the spread of myrtle rust, a deadly plant disease caused by the fungus Austropuccinia psidii. New growth encouraged by pruning is less likely to be infected by A. psidii in winter. 

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Relational values provide common ground and expose multi- level constraints to cross- cultural wetland management

The Challenge is pleased to be able to support Corinne Bataille in her ongoing commitment to working with tangata tiaki and growing valuable social-ecological research capacity in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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4th International Congress on Biological Invasions (ICBI)

The next International Congress on Biological Invasions will take place from September 26 to 29 in Christchurch.

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Get to know Kaihautū Ngātahi Professor Shaun Ogilvie

The Challenge’s new Co-Director was drawn to the role by a desire to play a part in research that is guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

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New co-lead for Host, Pathogen & Environment

The Challenge is pleased to share that Dr Nari Williams is confirmed as the new co-lead for Theme 6: Host, Pathogen & Environment.

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August Newsletter

New research on kauri dieback, a myrtle rust discovery, and our connections to the Ministry for the Environment’s Science Advisory Panel.

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Kauriland Summit 2021

Over 120 attendees representing community groups, iwi, research organisations, councils and government agencies came together online for the inaugural Kauriland…

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Myrtle rust found on Aotea

The myrtle rust pathogen has been discovered on a pōhutukawa seedling on Aotea Great Barrier Island.

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Better Border Biosecurity (B3) funds new projects to protect Aotearoa’s plants

Better Border Biosecurity (B3) has announced $1.6 million in funding for new research projects.

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