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Wildings in the News Across the Country

January 23, 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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An article in The Press last week highlighted the work of the Waimakariri Ecological and Landscape Restoration Alliance (WELRA) and stressed the need for increased funding for Phase 2 of the National Programme.

The New Zealand Deerstalkers Association voiced their support for more funding for wilding conifer control in this press release last week.

Similarly, the New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers expressed their concern of the effects of wilding conifers on freshwater in this article last week. 

In the Otago Daily Times (and NZ Herald) in January, an article discussed the need for more funding for wilding control and showcased the work of the Mid Dome Wilding Trees Charitable Trust.

Back at the end of 2018, the wilding conifer issue in the Manawatu was featured in this article. The article also highlights the work of the community group, the Palmy Pine Pullers Posse.

And finally, TVNZ featured the new Wilding Watch app in this article/video.