Biodiversity

Federated Farmers: Seeking Mandate To Join Biosecurity GIA

[12 November/NZ Farmer] Federated Farmers views joining the GIA as the right thing to do. The Government Industry Agreements for Biosecurity Readiness and Response (GIA) is a framework that utilises a partnership approach between Government and industry to deliver better biosecurity outcomes by identifying threats early. The GIA has 16 primary sector members, including the...

Whio gets extra help to survive predators

[26 October/New Zealand Herald] 44 new stoat traps have been deployed in the Mākaroro River to protect New Zealand’s endangered blue duck or whio. The traps have been funded by Forest & Bird’s new Grants for Nature Fund. The local Central Hawke’s Bay branch with support from the Ruahine Whio Protection Trust will maintain the...

Rimu planting a first for Kapiti district

[11 October/ New Zealand Herald] Kapiti native bush restoration projects have received a lift from the planting of 150 rimu trees that were grown from local seed. Council Biodiversity Programme Manager Rob Cross said the ability to plant this native rimu was a first for the region. The plants came from seed collected in the...