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Wetland Management

Wetland Management

Wetlands offer an enormous amount of ecological and economic benefits if well-managed and protected. It just makes sense! Wetlands are home to a wide range of plant species, aquatic creatures, and bird life. Many of these unique, natural habitats are located on agricultural land, making farmers the primary custodians. Wetlands play a valuable role in […]

Posted on April 30, 2014

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Manuka. A $1B industry by 2025

Manuka. A $1B industry by 2025

Manuka Forestry, for honey and oil production, has a bright future for New Zealand. At a recent forum in Masterton, Dr Peter Molan, the pioneer of Manuka honey research, gave an illuminating presentation on the medicinal power of Manuka honey through its unique property of Methyl Glyoxol (MGO), a long lasting anti bacterial enzyme, not […]

Posted on March 31, 2014

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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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