This Weta is on the brink of extinction. But can it be saved? Corrinne Watts of Landcare Research explains this remarkable victory.
While we ponder the implications of the deadly Myrtle Rust spread in New Zealand, why has nobody asked an Australian what its effects have been?
Graeme speaks with John Early, an Entomologist from Auckland Museum about insects numbers and species in New Zealand.
This week Graeme Hill is back for Weekend Variety Wireless, with the Environews of the week.
Graeme is joined by DoC’s Rod Hitchmough who covers Animals as they look across the big NZ eco-stories of 2017.
Graeme is joined by Renowned Botanist Peter De Lange as they look at the big NZ eco-stories of 2017 Peter covers the plant kingdom.
Graeme talks about New Zealand's two rarest birds that live in the opposite ends of the country.
Graeme discusses the minor candidates conservation policies; Greens’ Mojo Mathers, ACT’s David Seymour and Gareth Morgan from The Opportunities Party.
New Zealand’s Caves, a stunning book and a fascinating lesser appreciated part of our wilderness.
We recognise the work of Forest & Bird’s highest accolade recipients 2017, Old Blue winners Russell Bell and Wanda Tate of the Wellington
ENVIRONEWS Some lesser known endangered animals in the Threatened Species List released last week. Entomologist and author of Ghosts Of Gondwana
The Department of Conservation Director-general joins the show.
20 years ago native forest milling on crown land was halted, but the Grey district wants to selectively mill native forest in its jurisdiction. Grey District Mayor Tony Kokshoorn and Forest & Bird’s Dean Baigent Mercer, who was part of the protest against milling 20 years ago, go head to head.
Myrtle Rust has been discovered in New Zealand. This has potentially devastating results for our native forests. DoC Botanist Peter De Lange gives us the prognosis and any likelihood of being able to eradicate it.
Myrtle rust has been discovered on New Zealand Territory. Raoul Island, northeast of NZ is now under intensive investigation and response action.
Duvaucel’s Gecko is one of the largest in the world. It’s an amazing thing and has just made its reintroduction to the mainland since... 1300AD? Rod Hitchmough of DoC describes this creature and why it was driven to the edges and then islands. Matt Maitland, Open Sanctuary Officer AK describes the Duvaucel project at Tawharanui Sanctuary.
The vast public misunderstanding of conservation in New Zealand. 70% think we’re doing swimmingly while 2800 species are endangered or in decline. Iconic species get a lot of attention but what about the reality of biodiversity in NZ? Environmental Management Prof at Lincoln goes through the stats and the issues.
Common as muck, right? You’ve seen it, right? WRONG. This too was once common but is now rare and in decline. Why.. and how can you tell the NZ one from the import? Botanist Peter De Lange explains.
It is found only in New Zealand. A national survey shows that it is now rare and in decline but new strongholds have been found too. Entomologist Peter Maddison explains.
Pest Free By 2050?? Graeme has finally cornered Conservation Minister Maggie Barry to check on progress and strategies.
Regarding our lakes rivers and streams, the government announced a goal of 90% “swimmable” by 2040, but have they left important areas out. What does “swimmable” actually mean and does it appreciate anything whatsoever to do with the health of our fresh water wildlife? Fresh water ecologist Mike Joy on the proposal and “swimmable”.