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New Recruits Needed for War on Quarantine Island Weeds

New Recruits Needed for War on Quarantine Island Weeds Dunedin locals are invited to take part in summer weeding bees being held on the harbour’s historic Quarantine Island/Kamau Taurua. Quite a few weeds are invading the Island, including ivy, broom, tree lupin, sweet brier, Darwin’s Barberry,…

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Springburn School joins War on Weeds

Armed with saws, secateurs and Subway sandwiches, Springburn School students were a formidable force at Staveley Camp for a pre-Xmas weeding bee. These students are the first to take part in a…

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What’s your Worst Weed? Vote NOW!

Gratifying and glorious to pestilent and persistent – during November you can vote for your favourite NZ native plant and least favourite weed at the NZ Plant Conservation Network’s website ….

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Battle against wild ginger heats up

Biological and cyber warfare are two of the latest tools a multi-agency group is keen to employ to tackle a serious weed pest that has invaded thousands of hectares of Northland. Wild ginger –…

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Red flag raised about yellow flag iris

Yellow flag iris ( Iris pseudacorus ) is a member of the family that the other iris’s don’t like to mention. Yellow flag is an emergent aquatic perennial that grows on the edges of swampy…

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From little things big things grow

When a property in the Motueka Valley came up for sale Lisa Hood knew she had found the place that she could pour her passion for nature into. The property includes a 2.9ha QEII National…

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Stamp out snow poppy

Snow poppy is an attractive low-growing, evergreen perennial native to eastern China. It produces fleshy, 30–60 cm high stems topped with heart to kidneyshaped, leathery leaves. Stems secrete…

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