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We know where the wildings are but where did they spread from….

Date: 3rd May 2024

Nick Ledgard one of our most experienced practitioners and scientists shares his knowledge about where wilding sources came from around New Zealand. He worked as a forester and scientist for over 40 years, and…

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Awatere Farmer Steve Satterthwaite gives his perspective on the dire straits of wilding funding.

Date: 18th September 2023

A really good interview with Steve Satterthwaite from Muller station in Marlborough. https://www.rexonline.co.nz/home/podcasts.html. Scroll down and look for this podcast: Steve talks about his perspective as a large high-country landowner but also as a…

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Backsliding in the battle against pest species

Date: 2nd September 2023

A great story on Radio New Zealand recently featuring Grahame Sydney who is a champion of the Central Otago Wilding Conifer Group. The story is about declining funding for the environment and its effects…

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2022 Cost Benefit Analysis finally available – Harness its power….

Date: 24th August 2023

After nearly a year of waiting this invaluable document is now available. Now that funding for the national programme has been reduced by 75%, this cost benefit analysis is a critical document in our…

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2023 Conference – Wildings in the Backyard Sponsorship Opportunities

Date: 18th July 2023

Our 2023 conference is being held in Queenstown at the Memorial Hall owned by the Queenstown Lakes District Council who have generously provided this venue free of charge. We are also grateful for their…

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Funding cut a major blow for Mid Dome

Date: 26th May 2023

26th May 2023 Mid Dome in Southland is a prominent landmark between Queenstown and Invercargill. It’s pretty much ground zero for wilding control work. Between the 1950s and 1980s Crown agencies (MWD, NZFS) and…

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Freshwater yields and why wildings matter

Date: 28th April 2023

Water is the lifeforce that powers the land, whether it be pastoral or horticulture farming, forestry, hydro generation, towns and of course our natural environments. The presence of large wilding pine and conifer forests…

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What the future could look like…………

Date: 21st October 2022

Richard Bowman WPN Chair and our coordinator presented to the NETS (national biosecurity) conference in Christchurch in August 2022. The presentation was on the role of advocacy in a landscape scale biosecurity response but…

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WPN is now on Facebook

Date: 19th October 2022

We have broken new ground and entered a new age! Thanks to Lauren Prebble our social media specialist we have established a social media profile. www.facebook.com/WildingPineNetwork Social media helps amplify advocacy efforts by potentially reaching…

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Control Guidelines now available

Date: 18th October 2022

                                      12308A A5 Booklet Wilding Pine Aug 2022 WEB These Guidelines were originally written in 2009 by…

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