Media reports

The Furrow Magazine article, Issue 2, 2014 Dung Beetles boost New Zealand’s underground economy.

Radio NZ interview 18-2-2014 26th September 2013. First Release – Gore, Southland.

Newslink, Gore – 23 January 2014 – Organic farms welcome bug

Southland Express – 23 January 2014 – Dung beetles battle on

Greymouth Star – 20 January 2014 – Dung beetle trial may improve soil health

Otago Daily Times – 16 January 2014 – Dung beetle trial may reduce nutrient runoff, improve soil health

DBRSG media release, First Field releases of Dung Beetles, September 2013

Dung beetles introduced to New Zealand farm, The New Zealand Herald, September 26 2013 (ignore rolling image)

Federated Farmers, Media release, September 26 2013.


Morning Rural News, Kevin Ikin, Radio New Zealand, February 20 2013
(second item from approx. the 3:30 minute mark)

EPA backs dung beetle decision, The New Zealand Farmers Weekly, February 11 2013

Steve’s in love – with dung beetles, The New Zealand Farmers Weekly, June 4 2012

Migrant beetles to eat into New Zealand dung mountain, NewScientist, February 2011

New Zealand recruits Australian dung beetles, ABC Thursday, February 17, 2011

Aussie dung beetles to help NZ out of the poo, ABC News February 18, 2011

Australian dung beetles to help NZ, Australian Network News February 18, 2011



Rural Delivery: Series 10, episode 33.

Forgierelease3News TV3 News: First North Island Dung Beetle Release. Wairarapa. 8th October 2013.

Ruud3NewsFirstline  TV3: Ruud Kleinpaste – Dung Beetle Release. Wairarapa. 8th October 2013.

CueTVCue TV: First Dung Beetle Release. Gore, Southland. 26th September 2013.

New Zealand Dung Beetle Release Project 2010New Zealand Dung Beetle Release Project 2010Video produced for the Dung Beetle Release Strategy Group (DBRSG). Production by Gareth Jones and Kerry Marinkovich.

Unedited film footage taken during a beetle gathering expedition to Australia by Dr Shaun Forgie in May 2011. Perhaps it is not a beetle orgy, but nevertheless you cannot help but be impressed.

One News report: NZ’s new weapon in battle against climate gases Thursday April 07, 2011

3 News: Dung beetles to get NZ out of the poo Thursday April 7th, 2011

Campbell Live: The beetles cleaning up the dung. 3rd October 2012

Daily Planet: introducing dung beetles to New Zealand.

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