Features
Fieldays Feature
The management of weeds and pests is critical to ensure the sustainability of the Hakataramea Valley. more ›
General Feature
Land and water quality have a new ambassador leading the way in the Hawke’s Bay with the appointment of Nathan Burkepile as NZ Landcare Trust’s first regional coordinator in the area. more ›
Conference Feature
This year, the theme of Embracing Innovation cuts across many of the conference sessions—from Engagement, Inclusiveness and Ethics to Communicating Science and Environmental and Cultural Flows. more ›
Environmental Awards Feature
The Waikato Ballance Farm Environment Awards committee invites people to a seminar on September 6, 2018. Come along and listen to a selection of great speakers, including past winners of the awards to find out why its so worth entering these awards. more ›
Trustee News Feature
Fiona Gower is a woman who wears many hats –  mum, wife, farmer, scout leader, Rural Women New Zealand National President and NZ Landcare Trust trustee, just to name a few. more ›
General Feature
The NZ Landcare Trust is reaching new heights, using the latest in drone technology to capture geographical information and imagery thanks to a generous grant from the Palmerston North City Environmental Trust (PNCET). more ›
Trustee News Feature
It is with great sadness that we said farewell to our former trustee Jon Wenham recently. Jon was a passionate supporter of NZ Landcare Trust, and represented Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society of New Zealand. He passed away unexpectedly at home in late July.  more ›
Deer Industry News Feature
Many years of experience and hard work were unveiled at the Deer Industry Conference in May with the official launch of the Deer Industry Environmental Management Code of Practice. DINZ Chair Ian Walker and outgoing NZDFA Chair David Morgan presided over the launch. more ›
Trustee News Feature
The NZ Landcare Trust has welcomed a new board member, Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society of New Zealand CEO Kevin Hague... more ›
General Feature
When a small Otago community knew action was needed to restore its local river to its former glory, the Pathway to Pomahaka project was born... more ›
Environmental Awards Feature
Stewardship, sustainability and a focus on the environment gained Hinuera farmers Rod and Sandra McKinnon the top award at the Ballance Waikato Farm Environment Awards recently... more ›
Citizen Science Feature
Our Citizen Science project has been concluded, and we are thrilled with the end results, which included hosting a super successful symposium on the topic recently... more ›
Recruitment - Hawkes Bay Feature
NZ Landcare Trust is recruiting to fill a key position in the North Island. The Trust is seeking a highly motivated 'people person' to fill the position of Regional Coordinator in the Hawkes Bay region... more ›
Conference Feature
Green Light or Light Green? The Government’s environmental reforms, 1-2 August 2018, Grand Millennium Auckland  more ›
Citizen Science Feature
Citizen science is alive and well in New Zealand and growing – with the country’s first citizen science symposium held at Te Papa on Monday, April 9. more ›
General Feature
Bi-lingual resources created by the NZ Landcare Trust have been utilised by the Science Learning Hub to teach primary and secondary school-aged children. more ›
General Feature
Almost certainly the first World Wetland Day event on the planet occurred Friday 2nd February, with an early morning breakfast workshop on predators and peat lakes in Ohaupo.  more ›
Citizen Science Feature
On April 9, Te Papa Tongarewa, the Museum of NZ will host the country’s first symposium dedicated fully to investigating citizen science. more ›
Citizen Science Feature
On April 9, Te Papa Tongarewa, the Museum of NZ will host the country’s first symposium dedicated fully to investigating citizen science. A series of hands-on ecological monitoring workshops will take place the weekend prior (April 7-8). more ›
General Feature
Organic weed control had an electric impact on curious locals at a recent event in... more ›
Citizen Science Feature
As a result of a number of community conversations, field tours and community monitoring days, NZ Landcare Trust is proud to launch a series of case studies identifying some of the key themes, tools and community environmental monitoring activities... more ›
General Feature
In an effort to gather information about the relative successes of different riparian planting programmes, NIWA is undertaking a nationwide study called the National Riparian Restoration Database project...   more ›
Farming Feature
Think about the arrival of the car, the telephone, the personal computer, or the impact of automation and robotics. In the same way, cellular agriculture is set to disrupt conventional farming methods...  more ›
Biodiversity Feature
The native fish of the Waitahuna River in Otago benefitted from two days of community activity recently courtesy of a collaboration between NZ Landcare Trust and DOC...  more ›
Landcare Group Feature
Rural communities are playing an increasingly important role supporting sustainable land and water management initiatives around the country. If you are involved with a group we would like to hear from you...  more ›
Farming Feature
Steve and Chris Borland who run a 982 hectare farming operation focused on velvet breeding based at Oparau in the Waikato are the winners of a premier deer industry environmental award supported by NZ Landcare Trust... more ›
Biodiversity Feature
WETMAK is an online resource aimed at community groups working on wetland restoration projects in New Zealand. Are you making a difference? more ›
Farming Feature
"You can't be green when you're in the red," is a theme often expressed by farmers, however this sentiment may change thanks to environmentally friendly ideas that also have excellent economic outcomes...  more ›
Biodiversity Feature
NZ Landcare Trust's two Kauri Dieback Workshops hosted by Manaia Landcare and led by Dr Karen Verdurmen delivered some sobering messages... infected kauri are dying and there is no cure, however, we can take practical steps to prevent the disease from spreading...  more ›
Landcare Group Feature
NZ Landcare Trust is proud to have helped establish Landcare Groups all around the country over the last 20 years. Setting up a Landcare Group can be straight forward if you have the right information, which is where 'How to Set up a Landcare Group' will help...  more ›
General Feature
We reveal the results of our recent national survey designed to increase understanding of the availability and value of resources aimed at supporting water quality improvement...  more ›
Farming Feature
NZ Landcare Trust  has been working alongside deer farmers, capturing examples of some of the excellent sustainability work being carried out on farms around the country...  more ›
Biodiversity Feature
An updated edition of the 'Northland Pest Control Guidelines' was released at a community workshop in Waimate at the end of June...  more ›
Farming Feature
Marlborough dryland farmer and Landcare Ambassador Doug Avery found a buoyant mood at this years' National Agricultural Fieldays, where he was invited to deliver three talks on Building a More Resilient Future... more ›
Farming Feature
NZ primary producers were encouraged to move away from traditional 'volume driven' business models and look to the future and pursue more 'value based' approaches...  more ›
General Feature
NZ Landcare Trust has released a video clip demonstrating basic water sampling techniques for those who would like to take their own samples for water quality monitoring...  more ›
Landcare Group Feature
World Wetland Day was a good opportunity to draw attention to WETMAK-Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Kit and the companion Wetland Monitoring Hub...  more ›
Biodiversity Feature
NZ Landcare Trust's successful 'Hooked on Native Fish' fact sheets are now available as a bi-lingual resource, with all six information sheets available in both Te Reo and English...  more ›
Farming Feature
Dry land farmers in North Canterbury have been tested in many ways over the years, and no more so than in current times with the on-going impacts of El Nino and facing the 'devil's in the detail ' of regional river plans...  more ›
General Feature
The amazing work carried out on NZ Landcare Trust's Aorere River Project won international attention in September - the project won the prestigious NZ Riverprize, which was presented at the 18th International River Symposium...  more ›
Biodiversity Feature
'Community Urban Restoration & Education Guide' is aimed at people and organisations who are interested in getting involved in urban restoration work. By sharing some of the experiences gained on the Volcano to Sea project the Trust hopes to inspire others...  more ›
Biodiversity Feature
Wild Things attracted nearly 300 delegates along with a high profile list of speakers that included two current Cabinet Ministers, the leader of the opposition, the President of Federated farmers, an oil industry representative and international guests...  more ›
Farming Feature
Sustainable land and water management may not be considered a priority for most businesses, yet for some within New Zealand's primary industries that could be about to change, as leaders consider the advantages and challenges of moving primary produce up the value chain...  more ›
General Feature
So, you've got willows or alders on your land. Maybe you like the look of them and feel they are performing an important role, or perhaps you see them as a pest and want to get rid of them? What should you do? Find out here...  more ›
Biodiversity Feature
Reaching heights of over 60 metres, the kahikatea is New Zealand's tallest tree and once covered a large percentage of our swampy lowland forests. Unfortunately the magnificent kahikatea now occupies only small isolated stands and is in need of protection...  more ›
Farming Feature
Former Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment and current Chair of WWF-NZ Dr Morgan Williams was the guest speaker at a recent Community Catchment Management Workshop organised by NZ Landcare Trust in Murchison...  more ›
General Feature
Communities for Clean Water’ is a campaign that encouraged the general public to take an active interest in projects and activities that contribute to maintaining and restoring our waterways...  more ›
Farming Feature
Sustainable farming practices within the deer industry will gain additional support through the release of five video clips produced by NZ Landcare Trust. The 'Best Practice on Deer Farms' series features deer farmers...  more ›
General Feature
Landcare Ambassador and founder of 'Whaingaroa Harbour Care' Fred Lichtwark is a colourful character who has championed the planting of more than 1.2 million trees around the Whaingaroa (Raglan) Harbour catchment...  more ›
General Feature
NZ Landcare Trust has recently developed a new online publication 'Catchment Management Working Together' to help promote the benefits of community involvement in catchment scale projects...  more ›
General Feature
'Waikato River Restoration: A Bi-lingual Guide' reflects on the close links Maori communities have with the Waikato River and encourages people to get involved in restoration projects by offering examples of practical solutions...  more ›
General Feature
The Trust has worked with Nature Space to deliver an extension to the successful WETMAK (Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Kit). The new resource, called WETlink...  more ›
Farming Feature
Sue Brown farms with her partner John Nalder at Ferntown near Collingwood in Golden Bay. Her passion and energy for sustainable farming has seen Sue develop into an influential leader and strong advocate for farmers...  more ›
Biodiversity Feature
In a New Zealand first, animal pest control data from community-led and DOC conservation projects has been collated to demonstrate remarkable results at a local landscape scale. The data was collated by Kiwi Coast, a project helping to establish a safe kiwi habitat...  more ›
Farming Feature
Whole Farm Plans are increasingly recognised as valuable business tools, helping farmers to further increase understanding of their property and assisting with decisions about the best farm management system for their unique situation...  more ›
Farming Feature
Andrew Hayes could be described as a reluctant hero. He is passionate about his family's dairy farm and the impact of his farm management system on the environment. Andrew prefers to let his actions do the talking...  more ›
General Feature
Many people are aware of the Trusts work here in NZ, especially with rural people, but they may not realise how this work is regarded overseas. The Trusts focus on community engagement is generating excellent results, attracting international attention...  more ›
General Feature
Deadline passed 3 March - Applications for this position now closed. Thankyou to everyone who expressed interest in the role...  more ›
Landcare Group Feature
The Trust's Northland office has supported the local community by helping gather together local people to form the new Taheke Landcare Group. Excitingly, this is the first Landcare Group to form as part of the new Kiwi Coast project...  more ›
Farming Feature
The drought man, as Doug Avery is sometimes referred to, is used to working in challenging dry conditions. He jointly owns 'Bonavaree' the family farm with his son Fraser, at Grassmere on the dry East Coast of the South Island...  more ›
Landcare Group Feature
The McLeod Bay Hall in Northland was packed when the Whangarei Heads community recently gathered to celebrate 10 years of landcare with the Whangarei Heads Landcare Forum...  more ›
Farming Feature
It can be very reassuring to know that our rural leaders have practical experience of the challenges associated with delivering sustainable land management improvements...  more ›
General Feature
We will continue to make information and movie clips from the National Landcare and Catchment Management Conference available online...  more ›
General Feature
'Community-owned Rural Catchment Mangement: A Guide for Partners' is aimed at resource management professionals. It offers a realistic account of the opportunities and challenges associated with engaging communities in catchment level projects...  more ›
Landcare Group Feature
Situated 10 kilometres west of Invercargill, Otatara is home to a very committed group of people who demonstate just how effective a community can be when they get together in pursuit of a common goal...  more ›
General Feature
The Trust is seeking to appoint a highly motivated Marketing and Fundraising Coordinator. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate an excellent track record...  more ›
Farming Feature
'Benefits of Biodiversity for Farmers' showcases some of the excellent work carried out by farmers all around New Zealand, demonstrating how biodiversity and profitability can work together on a modern farm...  more ›
Biodiversity Feature
Project Ti Kouka is aimed at rejuvenating the iconic cabbage tree (cordyline australis), ensuring that it remains a characteristic feature over open farmland and around wetlands the length and breadth of New Zealand....  more ›
Farming Feature
NZ Landcare Trust has developed a national landcare resource aimed at helping farmers, landowners and community groups to tackle sustainable land management issues. It contains examples of practical case studies... more ›
Landcare Group Feature
Hamilton has an extensive network of gullies feeding into the Waikato River. Once regarded as waste areas or just convenient storm water channels, they are now valued as slices of nature in their own right and local communities are helping to restore them...  more ›
Biodiversity Feature
Kauri forms a unique part of the Upper North Island forest but these majestic trees are now under threat from a soil transmitted disease. A few simple precautions can help reduce the spread...  more ›
General Feature
We believe good communication is an important part of our work; whether it takes place with a group of farmers in a milking shed, community volunteers at the margin of a peat lake, or a wider group of people via our website... more ›
Landcare Group Feature
Originally named Baldhill Landcare, the Whakaupoko Landcare Group is an established community driven group made up of more than 100 households, who all share an interest in protecting and enhancing native biodiversity... more ›
Biodiversity Feature
This revised version (August 2011) contains the latest information on best practice and highlights current safety issues that face Landcare Groups... more ›
Farming Feature
The Clover Root Weevil feeds on clovers and can severely reduce them from a pasture if left unchecked, removing the valuable contribution this plant makes to animal feed... more ›
Fieldays Feature
The Trust was a major sponsor of AgArtWear 2011, the wearable arts event that adds a splash of colour and creativity to the National Agricultural Fieldays... more ›
Current News Feature
Conference Feature
Community engagement is a key aspect to the project so the Trust is keen to encourage local people to get involved...  more ›
News
Fiona Gower is a woman who wears many hats –  mum, wife, farmer, scout leader, Rural Women New Zealand National President and NZ Landcare Trust trustee, just to name a few. more ›
The NZ Landcare Trust is reaching new heights, using the latest in drone technology to capture geographical information and imagery thanks to a generous grant from the Palmerston North City Environmental Trust (PNCET). more ›
It is with great sadness that we said farewell to our former trustee Jon Wenham recently. Jon was a passionate supporter of NZ Landcare Trust, and represented Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society of New Zealand. He passed away unexpectedly at home in late July.  more ›
Many years of experience and hard work were unveiled at the Deer Industry Conference in May with the official launch of the Deer Industry Environmental Management Code of Practice. DINZ Chair Ian Walker and outgoing NZDFA Chair David Morgan presided over the launch. more ›
The NZ Landcare Trust has welcomed a new board member, Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society of New Zealand CEO Kevin Hague... more ›
The NZ Landcare Trust invites farmers from across the primary sector to a ‘Farming Sustainability for Profit’ workshop on June 29 in Wellington... more ›
Stewardship, sustainability and a focus on the environment gained Hinuera farmers Rod and Sandra McKinnon the top award at the Ballance Waikato Farm Environment Awards recently... more ›
NZ Landcare Trust is recruiting to fill a key position in the North Island. The Trust is seeking a highly motivated 'people person' to fill the position of Regional Coordinator in the Hawkes Bay region... more ›
After nearly 20 years of operating in Northland, NZ Landcare Trust is stepping away from the region... more ›
Citizen science is alive and well in New Zealand and growing – with the country’s first citizen science symposium held at Te Papa on Monday, April 9. more ›
Citizen science is alive and well in New Zealand and growing – with the country’s first citizen science symposium held at Te Papa on Monday, April 9. more ›
Bi-lingual resources created by the NZ Landcare Trust have been utilised by the Science Learning Hub to teach primary and secondary school-aged children. more ›
Coming from a diverse background of journalism, communications and public relations, Hannah Blake commenced her role ... more ›
Almost certainly the first World Wetland Day event on the planet occurred Friday 2nd February, with an early morning breakfast workshop on predators and peat lakes in Ohaupo.  more ›
A recent field trip to a Detainment Bund study site by a group of Rotorua landowners has started conversations ... more ›