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35 Drivers Likely to Impact Farming in New Zealand: Fact Sheets

Each of the 35 global trends and challenges likely to influence land use change in New Zealand, identified by the Matrix of Drivers project, has…
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Project Summary: Does Improved Water Quality Increase Milk Production?

This article summarises the results of a Rural Professionals Fund project that aimed to investigate if providing high-quality (town supply) water compared with unfiltered bore…
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A copula-based analysis of severity-duration-frequency of droughts in six climatic regions of NZ

We used a copula to model the joint drought duration-severity distribution and frequency to generate SDF curves for six locations in different climatic regions (3…
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Variability of Escherichia coli Concentrations in Rivers during Base-Flow Conditions in NZ

We compared the variability of E. coli concentrations in baseflow of 3 different-sized rivers in both summer and winter at the time scales of minutes,…
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Framework for Building and Improving Collaboration

A visual summary of questions for designing and reviewing collaborations.
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Technical Report

Predicting Land-Based Nitrogen loads and Attenuation in the Rangitikei River Catchment – the Implications for Land Use

Where both the intensity of land use in high N-attenuation areas was increased and the intensity of land use in low N-attenuation areas was decreased,…
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Timothy Firkin, videographer, films Alison Dewes, lead of the project Retiring Farmland Ngahere

Retiring Farmland into Ngahere

Restoring Aotearoa together: Triple the area, at one-third the cost
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Project Summary: Integrating Horticultural and Arable Land Use Options into Hill Country Farm Systems

This article summarises the results of a Rural Professionals Fund project that aimed to develop a process and tools to help farmers select different crops…
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