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Technical Report

Science for Policy: The role of science in the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management

This report takes a rare ‘behind the scenes' look at how environmental policy is developed in Aotearoa New Zealand. The report includes comments from confidential…
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The Governance of Value Creation and Capture in Agri-Food Supply Chains: A Conceptual Framework, Propositions and Protocols

The concept of value is central to business operations and how the process of value creation and value capture is managed is a critical success…
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Mitigating the impacts of dairy farming on water quality – what have we achieved?

NZ Society of Soil Science, December 2018
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Plant species rather than elevated atmospheric CO2 impacts rhizosphere properties and phosphorus fractions in a phosphorus deficient soil

By 2050, elevated atmospheric CO2 (eCO2) could stimulate plant growth, but dwindling phosphorus (P) stocks in the soil could limit growth. However, little is known…
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Lessons from Our Land and Water

The Our Land and Water National Science Challenge journey to a Tiriti-led science partnership: the lived experience and the lessons learned
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Future Scenarios For Arable

Future Scenarios for Arable Agriculture

Modelling pathways to sustainability, resilience and profitability in arable agriculture
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Nitrogen and phosphorus modelled in freshwater eutrophication: The director's cut

Most Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) methods to date estimate freshwater eutrophication impacts from phosphorus (P) only. There is a need to account for the…
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Potential Groundwater Recharge Zones in New Zealand – GIS raster zip file

Map of the potential groundwater recharge zones across New Zealand (500m x 500m resolution), which can be used to identify areas of high nutrient leaching…
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