Myrtle rust find reported from Christchurch

A find of myrtle rust on a hedge in residential Christchurch marks the first report of the deadly disease on a host that was not newly planted in the region.

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Biological Heritage changes in leadership

Two key changes in the leadership and management of the Challenge. Read more here.

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April Newsletter

Updates on kauri dieback and myrtle rust, new research on wasp behaviour and more…

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Kauri Dieback monitoring in the Waitākere Ranges

A new collaborate effort between Auckland Council, mana whenua and researchers is underway to monitor kauri dieback in the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park, with plans to survey up to 3,500 kauri trees for signs of the disease.

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Biodiversity Instruments: Concept Report

A new report on opportunities for increasing investment into projects and activities that preserve, support and expand Aotearoa New Zealand’s unique biological heritage.

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The persistence of degraded freshwater communities

Despite physical improvements, degraded aquatic communities in restored streams tend to persist.

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Conserving and restoring our taonga rākau 

Updates from the Conservation and Restoration team on the mahi they’re doing to safeguard trees that are impacted by myrtle rust and kauri dieback.

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Invasive wasps are sharing resources

New research has shown that invasive wasp species are sharing resources, allowing them to coexist.

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Media Release: Myrtle Rust can infect mānuka fruit and seeds

Researchers investigating the susceptibility of several plant species to myrtle rust have observed infection on mānuka seed capsules for the first time.

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March Newsletter – Ngā Rākau Taketake

Updates from Kauri Rescue, new research on the impact of climate change on conservation in Aotearoa and more…

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