What lies beneath: How nematodes are affected by wilding conifers

March 17, 2020

One of the aims of the Winning Against Wildings research programme is to better understand how ecosystems are affected by wilding trees. We want to know how different impacts change with the density of infestations, and we also want to know if once we remove wildings, how will ecosystems respond.

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Health, Safety & Good Practice Charter published

December 11, 2019

We’re pleased to publish the Wilding Conifer Control Programme Health, Safety & Good Practice Charter.  The charter explains how we work together to provide a safe workplace for everyone involved in conifer control.

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Annual Report for the NZWCG

August 16, 2019

Read our first Annual Report here!

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Phase II - Budget Announcement

July 08, 2019

The National Wilding Conifer Control Programme received an additional $21 million Crown funding, over the next two years 2019-21, to protect biodiversity, farmland, and iconic landscapes from the impact of wilding conifers.

This means that Phase II will begin, and the funding will likely be directed at maintaining previously cleared areas and continuing to roll-back infestations in those areas of the country (Management Units) where the Programme is already active. The exact areas and extent of operations will be decided by the Programme’s Governance Group and Operational Advisory Groups. These decisions are likely by August 2019.

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Wildings in the News Across the Country

May 17, 2019

Wilding conifers are in the news almost every week, demonstrating the good work of many communities as well as the critical need for funding and support.
Check out these recent news articles about wildings!
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