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Solving the P problem


Getting to grips with native freshwater eels

Our native longfin eels appear to be


River study to measure health

Southland tangata whenua in partnership with Landcare Research are undertaking a two-and-a-half-year project to gather new information on the Mataura River system.


Keeping pest plants at bay

NIWA's research into freshwater pest plants has been expanded.


Christchurch rivers polluted with cancerous toxins

Christchurch rivers contain double the national safety limit of cancer-causing chemicals, a new NIWA study says.


Reducing effects of wallowing

An AgResearch study has found that water quality was poor in unfenced and partially fenced streams where deer could wallow, but it improved after it flowed out of a 6ha area retired from grazing.


New Value

Crown Research Institutes

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  • Plant and Food Research logo.
  • ESR logo. GNS Science logo.
  • Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua logo.
  • NIWA logo.
  • SCION logo.

Crown Agent

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Subsidiaries, associates, joint ventures

  • National Land Resource Centre (NLRC)
  • Clone International
  • EcoGene
  • Biopolymer Network
  • Atlastech
  • Grasslands Innovation
  • EnCoate
  • Enviro-Mark Solutions
  • Prevar
  • Veritec
  • VARNZ Ltd
  • Virtual Institute of Statistical Genetics
  • BioPacific Ventures
  • farmax
  • PhytaGro, Inc
  • grasslanz