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Riparian planting

Riparian planting

Farmers across New Zealand are being encouraged to revegetate riparian areas and fence off waterways to improve water quality and reduce run-off. The activities aim to reduce nutrient, sediment and bacteria build-up in waterways and wetlands and involve restricting livestock movements and planting native, low-growing, flood tolerant species. The benefits are three-fold with the plantings […]

Posted on February 25, 2014

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Kauri dieback concerns

Kauri dieback concerns

Imagine living in New Zealand with no large kauri trees left alive in our forests. The kauri is a New Zealand national icon and a taonga (treasure) of great significance to Maori. An entire ecosystem depends on this species, as do local forests and park users and tourists alike. And while we so much value […]

Posted on December 11, 2013

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