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This page provides up-to-date notices about ecological restoration in New Zealand.

Landcare networking field day at Mangapiko

Caring for our land and waterways is the focus of the latest landcare networking field day being held at Mangapiko near Te Awamutu on 8 November. It’s being organised by Waikato Regional Council, the NZ Landcare Trust and the Lower Mangapiko Stream Care Group. The field days are a forum for landcare groups and others in the community to discuss issues affecting their areas, share ideas and offer support, as well understand the programmes and strategies of others. Topics to be covered include catchment management, the Proposed Plan Change 1 for the Waikato and Waipā rivers, the Waipā catchment...
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WWF Funds opening 1 July

The WWF Habitat Protection and Environmental Education Action Funds 2017 Round 2 open on 1 July and close 31 July. We have revised the application process, so please ensure you use the updated application forms on the WWF-New Zealand website and...

WWF Māui Dolphin Challenge

You can save the last 63 Māui dolphins! We need amazing nature lovers like you to get on board and take up WWF's fundraising challenge to help save these tiny rare dolphins. Three steps to take up the Challenge If you’re ready to take up the Māui...

Transforming Biodiversity Conference 2017

There has been a great amount of interest from a wide range of people wanting to know more about what we are learning from the Cape to City and Poutiri Ao ō Tāne projects. Cape to City will be hosting a three day national conference - 'Transforming...

Gene Drive talk: a new type of pest control - Wellington and Carterton

On 28 th July Professor John Knight will be speaking at the Aro Hall @7.30pm about a genetic tool for pest eradication known as Gene Drive. He will also be speaking at the Carterton Events Centre on the previous evening, July 27 th @7.30pm. The gist...

Greater Wellington Regional Council planting programme presents planting in the park - Queen Elizabeth park

Come along and join the Friends of Queen Elizabeth Park and Raumati South Residents Association for a morning of planting trees. Sunday 23rd July Meet at Tilley Road entrance - Paekākāriki Sunday 6th August Follow signs from Poplar Ave. entrance -...

Northland - Free pest plant workshops for 2017

Pest plant experts will pass on tips on how to tackle some of the Northland’s worst weeds at free workshops in Paparoa, Whangarei, Kerikeri and Coopers Beach. This winter will be the seventh year the Northland Regional Council has held the popular...

Moth plant compost report

An interesting report about composting moth plant pods. Have a look at the full report Post-compost viability and germination of moth plant (Araujia hortorum) to find out more.

Trees That Count: Register the trees you intend to plant this year

Last year we announced the launch of Trees That Count - this was the first step in an ambitious plan to create a movement where Kiwis unite to help restore and enhance our environment, encourage biodiversity in our cities, clean our air and...

Conservation Boards' newsletter March 2017

Conservation boards are independent bodies, established by statute. Each board represents the public interest in the work of DOC, and conservation in general, within the area of jurisdiction of that board. They are advisors to DOC and the New...

Interview about Auckland North West Wildlink

Ben Paris from Auckland Council did a very interesting interview about the Auckland North West Wildlink on RNZ National. You can listen to the interview by going to The Wild North-West Wildlink interview webpage.

ID Wildlife – test your skills

Researchers at Victoria university are inviting the public to collaborate in scientific research. You can help increase our understanding of invasive mammals in urban areas by classifying photos on their website: identifyanimals.co.nz Last year, the...

Quest for kiwi – a plea for community help

A nationwide citizen science project called ‘Quest for Kiwi’ has been launched seeking help from the community in recording kiwi sightings and calls. To take part, go to http://naturewatch.org.nz/projects/quest-for-kiwi and download the app so you...