Interactive display

Provoking possibilities for stronger relationships with nature

Scientific information tends to be distributed as neatly packaged facts with simplified stories. This can be effective at raising awareness of issues, but it can also make solutions seem simpler than they are – people are then left wondering why change isn’t happening faster.

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Stepping up: Mark Harvey joins co-leadership of Mobilising for Action

As we thank Tash for her services in co-leading Theme 2 – Mobilising for Action, we are also excited to welcome Mark Harvey (Mātāwaka no Ngāti Toa) to the co-leadership role! Here’s what Mark has to say about his passion for the theme and what he hopes to accomplish as co-lead.

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Stepping down: Natasha Tassell-Matamua moving from co-lead to researcher for Theme 2

Natasha Tassell-Matamua is stepping down as co-lead for Theme 2 – Mobilising for action. But don’t worry, she isn’t going far! She’ll continue in a research capacity for several projects within the theme. Here’s what she has to say about this transition.

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Sunrise

February newsletter

Ecological impacts of climate change, Māori views on pest control and more . . .

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Genome puzzle

Phytophthora agathidicida genome reboot

A team at Massey University, in collaboration with researchers at Scion, Plant and Food Research, Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Oregon, has built what appears to be the first chromosome-level Phytophthora genome assembly in the world.

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Paint shaker

Alana Thurston, shaking things up for kauri dieback detection

Last year, NRT funding was used to purchase a critical piece of lab equipment – a commercial paint can shaker.

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Sunrise

Climate change research in NZ – a particularly useful review

Are you interested in the ecological impacts of climate change in Aotearoa New Zealand? If so, this could be the most useful paper of the decade!

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Pest trap

Māori views on pest control: the what, the why, and possible ways forward

In a first-of-its-kind study, Māori respondents show a willingness to engage in novel pest control technologies in order to preserve the interplay between local cultural identity and the distinct ecosystems of Aotearoa.

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Christmas kiwi

December newsletter

Genetic pest control, biodiversity on farms, a new website and more.

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Myrtle rust

NZPPI’s Climate Model: The latest tool in the battle against myrtle rust

A suite of tools and information to help plant nurseries manage myrtle rust outbreaks this summer has been released by New Zealand Plant Producers Inc (NZPPI).

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