Features
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 ›
News
NZ Landcare Trust is delighted to welcome two new Regional Coordinators to the team...  more ›
Recent findings reveal CNG can cause significant problems beyond the farm gate...  more ›
Nelson / Marlborough Regional Coordinator Barbara Stuart retires from NZ Landcare Trust...  more ›
A major review of New Zealand’s environmental management system has been launched...  more ›
The Trust is seeking to recruit a highly motivated 'people person' to fill a part time Project Coordinator post in Southland...  more ›
West Coast dairy farmer Katie Milne is the new Federated Farmers’ National President...  more ›
The Trust is delighted to announce the successful recruitment of two new members of the team... more ›
NZ Landcare Trust projects feature in booklet to celebrate MPI's 1000th Sustainable Farming Fund project...  more ›
Helicopter drone demonstration was organised by NZ Landcare Trust following a successful willow control operation...  more ›
Doug Avery has been made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen's Birthday Honours...  more ›
New MPI initiative aims to celebrate people across New Zealand who are doing their bit for biosecurity...  more ›
In a new report, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment says New Zealand’s native birds are in a desperate situation...  more ›
Nearly five years after it's introduction WETMAK continues to add value to the work of community restoration groups around the country...  more ›
NZ faces a major biosecurity threat to native plants with the discovery of the fungal plant disease myrtle rust...  more ›
Farmers working on the Pomahaka Catchment Project in Otago will be profiled on TVNZ 1's Rural Delivery programme...  more ›