Our Land & Water
A newly released guide aims to help farmers turn poor-performing land into ngahere (native bush), cutting the cost from $20,000/ha to as low as $3000/ha.
New research is looking at the benefits of planting trees in paddock corners outside the reach of irrigation pivots on dairy systems.
A new project offers help as picturesque Taranaki region’s water challenges come to a head on scores of farms.
A new study looks at options for reducing the country’s reliance on imported feed.
New research aims to help smooth out peaks and troughs in production in different land uses.
A research project is applying climate change scenarios to put a cost on disease impacts and adaptation measures.
Organics Aotearoa NZ CEO unpacks implications of bloc’s key strategy.
Local scenarios with practical applications explored.
The Revitalise Te Taiao programme gathered its people on the shores of Lake Wānaka, to review and focus on future plans for putting research into action.
Modelling of lower density installation shows almost a trebling of profits.
National record kept of land initiatives that restore health to rural waterways.
Research on nitrate levels could be a game-changer for a South Canterbury farm as it has provided invaluable data.
Hope is for big gains in feed quality, finances and stability of vulnerable soils.
Sharing knowledge key to building momentum in groups, project finds.
Six directors will pool National Science Challenges findings to add to pot.
An Our Land and Water study delves into the labyrinth of systems to find how schemes can be enhanced to improve farmer-consumer relations.
Push for organics is good news for some exports and a wake-up call for others.
Study takes a closer look at method to lessen runoff from winter grazing crop.
A new study looks into the potential of country’s rich pasture to feed people – tapping into a multibillion-dollar global market.
When it came to motivations for reducing meat consumption, “lack of affordability and health concerns are their key drivers”.
The soggy cold springs in the high country are far from ideal growing conditions, but stressing the plants at elevation is thought to boost its health benefits.
One-stop shop for range of information to help with land use decisions.
Pastoral farming has some surprising drawbacks when it comes to methane.
Resources pitched at groups at every stage, from beginner to established.
What comes first, the processing plant or the producers?
Growing our own could cut GHG and water consumption.
Zespri approach sets sector up to meet the needs of a more conscious consumer market.
A recent survey found that not many catchment groups had specific objectives they were working towards.
Only 2% of bigger lakes rated as good or very good in 2016-2020 monitoring.
Project aims to foster sense of shared responsibility between groups.
Even modest gestures help to start the process of healing from the emotional trauma of seeing a life’s work devastated, writes Cheyenne Wilson.
Government sees catchment groups differently to how they see themselves, according to insights from three years of research.
The Taste Pure Nature campaign has identified the “conscious foodie” consumer, one seeking greater levels of assurance around their food supply.
Kuaha Matihiko to consolidate sources into a single ‘shopfront’ for land and water data that is otherwise difficult to find and expensive.
Study looks at how silvopastoral systems can benefit pasture-based farms more widely.
A webinar series sponsored by Our Land and Water is exploring how NZ’s companies are commanding a green premium.
Cyclone is likely to open the door to the looming conversation about vulnerability to climate change and an affordable response to it, providing communities with infrastructure fit for purpose.
Climate change is one of five issues that have more than doubled in importance over the past several years, according to a report from Our Land and Water.
More effective method comes in at a third of conventional method’s cost